Greece: Tsipras dismisses Europe's warnings

2015-07-03 19:27

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has rejected European warnings that Greeks will be deciding on their future in the eurozone in a referendum on Sunday.

'Yes' camp takes lead in Greek referendum poll

2015-07-03 15:15

Supporters of Greece's bailout terms have taken a wafer-thin opinion poll lead over the 'No' vote backed by the leftist government, 48 hours before a referendum.

IMF warns of huge financial hole, Greek vote looms

2015-07-03 14:15

The International Monetary Fund has delivered a stark warning of the huge financial hole facing Greece as angry and uncertain voters prepare for a referendum.

Ocean Basket stands firm amid Greece debt crisis

2015-07-03 07:13

The recently launched Ocean Basket in Athens is standing its ground amid the Greek debt crisis despite some periods with empty tables, according to its CEO.

Greece's Tsipras digs in against bailout

2015-07-02 17:19

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged Greeks to reject a bailout deal, wrecking prospects of repairing relations with EU partners before Sunday's referendum.

Greek situation 'very dangerous' - BoE deputy

2015-07-02 10:37

Greece's deepening debt crisis has become "very dangerous" but there is no sign yet of it spreading to other countries on the periphery of the eurozone.

Greece to re-open bank branches for pensioners

2015-07-01 16:48

Greece will re-open 1 000 bank branches until the end of the week to cater for pensioners who do not use cash cards for automated teller machines.

Eurozone doubts acceptance of new Greek proposal

2015-07-01 14:27

Officials say a letter sent to creditors by the Greek prime minister contained acceptance conditions of a loan offer some governments would find hard to accept.

Greece's bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment

2015-07-01 06:05

Greece has slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout programme it has relied on for five years expired at midnight, and the country failed to repay a loan due to the IMF.

In? Out? In between? A Greek legal riddle for EU

2015-06-30 20:02

The president of the European Commission has told Greeks that saying 'No' to a bailout deal would be a vote to ditch the euro.


What looms for Greece after referendum?

2015-07-03 16:40

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's plan to hold a referendum as creditors' demands for austerity has prompted a breakdown in talks with lenders.

It's our duty to keep Greece in eurozone - Hollande

2015-07-03 14:45

French President Francois Hollande says it is the duty of other eurozone countries as well as Greece to keep the country in the single currency area.

Greeks overseas buy groceries for family back home

2015-07-03 07:15

Half a world away from the crisis unfolding in Greece, Nelly Skoufatoglou is shopping online for toilet paper, detergents, rice and olive oil to be delivered to her mother's home near Athens.

Plight of Greek pensioners puts Tsipras in hot seat

2015-07-02 21:00

Greek pensioners are jostling to get into a limited number of banks opened specially to pay out retirement benefits have become a powerful symbol of the misery facing Greece.

Greece must reform before debt relief - Lagarde

2015-07-02 12:37

International Monetary Fund chief, Christine Lagarde has suggested Greece should move to reform its economy before its European creditors give it a break on its debt.

Young Greeks flee abroad as crisis deepens

2015-07-02 06:14

What does the future look like for young people in crisis-hit Greece, where years of hardship and sky-high unemployment were followed this week by bank closures? The answer: self-imposed exile.

Greece offers conditional okay to bailout

2015-07-01 14:44

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told international creditors Greece could accept their bailout offer if some conditions were changed, but Germany says it cannot negotiate.

Greece now in same bracket as Zim, Sudan and Cuba

2015-07-01 07:47

Greece's last-minute overtures to creditors for financial aid were not enough to save it from becoming the first developed economy to default on an IMF loan.

Rand, asset prices hit hard amid Greece crisis

2015-06-30 20:02

The decline in global risk appetite due to the Greek debt crisis means the rand and SA financial asset prices have been hit more than most, says an asset manager.

Lesson from Greek crisis is to keep spending - Japan

2015-06-30 19:38

As one of the most indebted countries in the developed world, the crisis unfolding in Greece is causing a moment of self-reflection for Japan.

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