Greek PM: No rift with Europe

2015-03-29 09:27

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he doesn't seek a rift with Europe after the country submitted a list of reforms to its lenders.

Eurozone meeting on Greece bailout ends amid discord

2015-02-16 22:02

A meeting of eurozone finance ministers to discuss Greece's financial bailout has broken down amid signs the discussions ended in discord.

No let-up in Greek manufacturing woes

2013-01-02 12:55

Greek manufacturing activity shrank for the 40th month running in December, hurt by low domestic demand and slumping exports, leading to yet more job losses.

Lenders fail to strike Greek debt deal

2012-11-21 07:58

After nearly 12 hours of talks through the night, Greece's international lenders failed to reach a deal to get the country's debt down to a sustainable level.

France backs more time for Greece

2012-09-23 17:36

Greece should be allowed more time to meet deficit targets provided it is sincere about reforming its economy, says French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.

JSE tracks global markets to open higher

2012-03-09 09:39

The JSE was up at the opening as cheer spread through the markets on Greece's debt swap deal.

Bold hedge funds mull Greek debt battle

2012-03-07 15:50

Some hedge funds are refusing to join Greece's bond swap, complicating efforts to restructure the the country's debt.

EU leaders hope for Greece deal on Monday

2012-02-17 14:52

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos share optimism over a Eurogroup meeting.

Greek deputy minister resigns over bailout

2012-02-09 18:38

Greece's deputy labour minister says he has quit over the "tough" and "painful" terms agreed to by Athens to secure a second bailout.

Greek hopes bolster rand

2012-02-01 16:56

The rand firmed more than 1.5% against the dollar as hopes of a resolution to Greece's debt woes reignited risk appetite.


Eurozone issues ultimatum as Greece defies creditors

2015-02-17 07:37

Talks between Greece and eurozone finance ministers have broke down when Athens rejected a proposal to request an extension of its bailout package as "unacceptable".

Greek leftists Syriza aim for historic election win

2015-01-25 09:30

Greeks vote on Sunday in an election expected to bring in a government led by the leftwing Syriza party, which has promised to roll back painful austerity measures.

Eurozone, IMF strike Greek debt deal

2012-11-27 07:46

Eurozone finance ministers have struck a new deal with the IMF to slice more than €40bn off Greece's massive debt burden by 2020 - in turn freeing up long-blocked loans.

Greece passes crucial austerity bill

2012-11-08 08:17

Greece's key austerity bill, which will slash pensions and salaries, has been passed in a close vote that left the coalition government reeling from dissent.

Greece averts default with bond success

2012-03-09 09:54

Athens has staved off an immediate defaut after a bond swap deal which will ease its massive public debt and clear the way for a new international bailout.

Greek debt swap deal buoys shares

2012-03-09 08:51

Asian stocks rose on signs that Greece is a step closer to securing a bailout fund.

Greece plays down 'degrading' inspections

2012-02-22 08:00

Athens is trying to play down a bailout term that foreign inspectors permanently monitor its finances, which is seen by many as a humiliating surrender of sovereignty.

Eurozone mulls delay of Greek bailout

2012-02-15 15:53

A second bailout may be held back as Greece remains reluctant to commit to the terms of the €130bn package to stave off bankruptcy and a disorderly default.

Greeks clinch bailout deal - finally

2012-02-09 17:13

Greek political leaders agreed to austerity measures needed to secure a bailout and avoid a messy default, in time for a meeting with their financial backers.

EU, IMF press Greece on reforms for aid

2012-01-27 11:41

Athens has been given a list of measures it has to adhere to before the European Union and IMF agree on more assistance to help it stave off bankruptcy.

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