european stocks drop after imf halts greek talks
Last Updated : GMT 16:23:05
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

European stocks drop after IMF halts Greek talks

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today European stocks drop after IMF halts Greek talks

Europe's main stock markets
London - AFP

Europe's main stock markets fell on Friday, the day after the International Monetary Fund pulled its team out of Greece's bailout reform talks saying they were far off reaching a deal.

In late morning deals, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies shed 0.49 percent to 6,813.3 points and the CAC 40 in Paris lost 0.55 percent to 4,944.10.

Frankfurt's DAX 30 index reversed 0.46 percent to 11,281 points compared with Thursday's closing level.

Athens' main index was down 2.85 percent to 799.67 points.

In foreign exchange activity, the euro fell to $1.1168 from $1.1260 late on Thursday in New York, pressured by Greek concerns

"European equities are trading moderately lower... after yesterday’s rally had come to an abrupt halt on the back of reports that the IMF has halted negotiations with Greece due to a lack of progress," said analyst Markus Huber at brokerage Peregrine & Black.

"However the fallout ... has been limited by the release of solid US economic data pointing towards a strong rebound in economic growth."

- 'Unimaginable' without IMF -

The IMF on Thursday withdrew from eleventh-hour talks in Brussels, saying an agreement remained far-off after a five-month stalemate with Greece's anti-austerity government, which faces being unable to pay huge debts at the end of the month.
However, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem insisted on Friday that a bailout deal for cash-strapped Greece without the IMF's involvement would be "unimaginable".

Without the IMF, a deal is "unimaginable because it needs to have proper content and if it has proper content, the IMF will also participate," Dijsselbloem told journalists in The Hague.

- Creditors 'far from convinced' -

Greece must reach a compromise with its creditors -- the IMF, European Commission and European Central Bank -- before the end of the month to unlock much-needed cash to service its debts. Failure to do so will lead it to default and possibly exit the eurozone.

"While the rhetoric coming from the Greek camp is one of optimism and confidence at a deal being reached, its creditors are far from convinced," said analyst Craig Erlam at trading firm Oanda.

"The IMF pulled out of talks in Brussels on Thursday and decided to return to Washington as progress was not being made on key areas such as pension and labour market reform."
Wall Street shares jumped for a second consecutive day Thursday after the US Commerce Department said retail sales in May rose 1.2 percent, better than the 1.1 percent gain forecast by analysts.

The figures are the latest in a string of data showing the world's number one economy is back on the road to recovery after a wobbly few months at the start of the year caused by a severe winter.

The Dow gained 0.22 percent, the S&P 500 added 0.17 percent and the Nasdaq rose 0.11 percent.

Asian equities were boosted by the positive showing in New York.

Hong Kong rose 1.39 percent, Shanghai added 0.87 percent and Tokyo climbed 0.12 percent in value.

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 14:54 2017 Sunday ,19 November

Bahrain Bourse daily trading performance

GMT 03:16 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Asian markets head for positive end to volatile week

GMT 11:57 2017 Friday ,17 November

US stocks boosted by solid Wal-Mart, Cisco earnings

GMT 06:51 2017 Friday ,17 November

Bahrain Bourse daily trading performance

GMT 03:57 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Stock markets retreat as oil slides

GMT 15:05 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Bahrain Bourse daily trading performance

GMT 02:47 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Asian markets down as fears grow for US tax reform

GMT 19:56 2017 Tuesday ,14 November

Bahrain Bourse daily trading performance
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

european stocks drop after imf halts greek talks european stocks drop after imf halts greek talks

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

european stocks drop after imf halts greek talks european stocks drop after imf halts greek talks

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall village

GMT 03:12 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall village
Arab Today, arab today Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings

GMT 11:14 2017 Friday ,10 November

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings
Arab Today, arab today Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi

GMT 06:31 2017 Friday ,17 November

Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi
Arab Today, arab today Presenter Sherine Ramahi proud of her career

GMT 06:46 2017 Sunday ,19 November

Presenter Sherine Ramahi proud of her career
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Australian academic's book pulled

GMT 15:20 2017 Monday ,13 November

Australian academic's book pulled
Arab Today, arab today May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit

GMT 02:14 2017 Saturday ,18 November

May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck

GMT 02:59 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck
Arab Today, arab today Baidu speeds up AI progress

GMT 11:46 2017 Friday ,17 November

Baidu speeds up AI progress
Arab Today, arab today Hanan Metawe denies apology for “Major Treason”

GMT 12:22 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Hanan Metawe denies apology for “Major Treason”
Arab Today, arab today paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 08:06 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Ayten Amer happy for “The Flood” success

GMT 11:15 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Angola oil boss sacked by father's protege

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Unloved vultures fight for their survival

GMT 11:49 2017 Thursday ,17 August

Egyptian artist presents new collection of designs

GMT 06:13 2017 Friday ,17 November

Pope denounces healthcare inequality

GMT 05:18 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Boeing announces $27bn from flydubai

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday