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Feb 23, 2015

Stocks rise on Greek deal but euro dip shows investors wary

LONDON (Reuters) – Shares rose on Monday on relief that Greece had reached a deal to avert an immediate financial crisis, though the euro dipped against the dollar on caution over conditions attached to the agreement.

Yields on low-rated euro zone government bonds fell as the agreement, reached after Greece’s leftist government made big concessions, eased “Grexit” concerns that the country would have to leave the euro zone.

Feb 23, 2015

World stocks rise on Greek deal but euro dip shows investors wary

LONDON (Reuters) – World shares rose on Monday on relief that Greece had reached a deal to avert an immediate financial crisis, though the euro dipped against the dollar on caution over conditions attached to the agreement.

Yields on low-rated euro zone government bonds fell as the agreement, reached after Greece’s leftist government made big concessions, eased “Grexit” concerns that the country would have to leave the euro zone.

Feb 16, 2015

Stocks hit near five-month high but Greek talks keep markets edgy

LONDON (Reuters) – Global shares hit their highest since September and the euro firmed on Monday with investors cautiously optimistic that euro zone finance ministers would reach a funding deal for debt-laden Greece.

The prospect of Greece and its partners reaching agreement on a debt deal helped push yields on low-risk government bonds higher, though both sides struck hardline postures as the talks began at 9 a.m. ET.

Feb 16, 2015

Markets hold breath before crucial Greek debt talks

LONDON (Reuters) – Global shares hit their highest since September on Monday and the euro firmed, with investors cautiously optimistic euro zone finance ministers would reach a deal to shore up Greece’s dwindling finances.

The prospect that Greece and its partners will find common ground in the talks and reach an agreement that would prevent Greece having to leave the euro zone, helped push low-risk government yields higher. However, a rise in the price of safe-haven gold testified to the uncertain outcome.

Feb 3, 2015

Greek debt plans lifts European shares, euro zone debt

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares rallied and yields on euro zone government bonds tumbled on Tuesday after the new Greek government dropped calls for a write-off of its foreign debt.

The euro also nudged up but was overshadowed in currency markets by the Aussie dollar, which skidded after Australia unexpectedly cut interest rates.

Feb 3, 2015

Greek plans lift European shares, euro zone debt

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares rallied and yields on euro zone government bonds tumbled on Tuesday after the new Greek government dropped calls for a write-off of its foreign debt.

The euro also nudged up but was overshadowed in currency markets by the Aussie dollar AUD=, which skidded after Australia unexpectedly cut interest rates.

Jan 29, 2015

Fed outlook and Greece worries hit world stocks, dollar up

LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks fell in Europe and Asia and the dollar strengthened on Thursday after the Federal Reserve took an upbeat view of the world’s largest economy and signalled it was on track to raise interest rates this year.

The stronger dollar helped push U.S. oil prices to six-year lows and weighed on the price of gold.

Jan 29, 2015

Fed outlook and Greece worries hit stocks, dollar up

LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks fell in Europe and Asia and the dollar strengthened on Thursday after the Federal Reserve took an upbeat view of the world’s largest economy and signaled it was on track to raise interest rates this year.

The stronger dollar helped push U.S. oil prices to six-year lows and weighed on the price of gold.

Jan 28, 2015

William Blake – a revolutionary for the multimedia age

LONDON (Reuters) – Visionary, radical thinker, lunatic – English poet and painter William Blake has been called all of these, and a new exhibition presenting his works as he intended gives visitors a rare chance to draw their own conclusions.

Getting on for two centuries after his death, Blake remains a mainstay of English culture.

Jan 26, 2015

Modest Greek sell-off shows market fear of Syriza contained

LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – A relatively contained decline in
Greek stock and bond prices on Monday showed global markets
believe a new anti-bailout Greek government has limited scope to
tear up deals with its creditors and the euro zone can avoid a
fresh crisis.

The day after the left-wing, anti-bailout Syriza party
emerged as the winner in Sunday’s vote, yields on three-year
government bonds rose more than 2 percentage
points to 12.36 percent, still well below highs hit this month.

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      "I have been a specialist editor on the financial markets team in London since October 2009 after four years running editorial training in EMEA. I joined Reuters from UK regional newspapers in 1986 and was a correspondent in Helsinki, Moscow and Prague before returning to London in 1999 to join the government bonds desk."
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