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Main Index surged Local shares and GGBs rose on optimism nation may be moving towards a strategy that would help unlock funding needed to avert a default. Maybe a 1st sign of compromise from the Greek government. Reportendly, Officials led by PM Tsipras, will present a revised list of government reform proposals to a euro-area meeting on Wednesday.

Local Index stands still

Local index trades on a narrow range on Monday, while Piraeus Bank trades higher for 4th straight day. Jumbo and Titan Cement underperform, heading 2.27% and 2.17% lower. Transaction activity is rather modest, at 16.5 million euro. On mid caps, Plaisio trades ex capital return today, of 0.50 euro per share.

Tsipras to become personally involved in the negotiations

After Fridays confrontational Eurogroup meeting, Alexis Tsipras has become personally involved in the negotiatons, in an attempt to re-establish a line of communication with Angela Merkel. Yesterday, during a phone conversation, the two leaders agreed to remain in touch for the duration of the tecnhical negotiations and until an agreement has been reached.
ECONOMY

IMF sets up contingency plans for a Greek default

IMF sets up contingency plans for a Greek defaultIMF officials stated anonymously that the fund is preparing contingency plans for a Greek default, while the Fund always explores contingency plans and that is a matter of common sense to do so.
GREECE

Samaras: The government has fooled society

Samaras: The government has fooled societyWere at a dead end; the government has fooled society. At this point it has to clash either with our creditors, or with itself, main opposition leader told a private broadcaster.
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Athens - EU: Revived communication amidst growing uncertainty in the markets

Brussels claim that despite the revived communication between A. Tsipras and A. Merkel, an agreement is not yet within sight. A European official close to the negotiations, said that qualitatively nothing has changed.

OPAP Signs Horse-Racing Deal With HRADF

HRADF announced that it signed the agreement with Horseracing S.A., a 100%-owned unit of Opap Investments, to organize and conduct mutual betting on horse races in Greece for a period of 20 years. The value for the concession amounts to EUR 40.5mn.

IOBE lowers Greek GDP growth expectation

Also expects unemployment to decline to 25.3% in 2015e.

ECBs Draghi Rejects Talk of Greek Exit

He stood by a comment he made in August 2012 that the euro "cannot be reversed."

Varoufakis: Greece and its creditors are narrowing their differences

He said that Greece will reach a deal with its international lenders.

Greek Prime Minister Set to Meet Germanys Merkel on Thuesday

n the sidelines of a summit in Brussels.

ECBs Constancio Convinced Greece Will Stay in the Eurozone

The treaty doesnt foresee that a country can be formally legally expelled from the euro".

EU Files Antitrust Charges Against Gazprom - Update

move that risks deepening a rift with Moscow.

Germany Has Slim Hopes of Breakthrough in Greece Talks

"We are heading to Riga with very manageable expectations," said Schaeubles spokesman.
ECONOMY
ECB΄s Coeure: Euro Area Needs Greece

ECBs Coeure: Euro Area Needs Greece

"The euro area needs Greece just as Greece needs the euro," said Mr. Coeure in an interview. The French central banker said that it was "out of the question" to speculate on rumors that Greece would leave the eurozone.
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Greece Orders Public Bodies to Put Cash in Central Bank

Greece Orders Public Bodies to Put Cash in Central Bank

The decree, published in the government gazette late Monday, came as no surprise, the government having telegraphed the move last week. But it still represents evidence of an escalating cash squeeze amid renewed concerns of Greek default.
ECONOMY
S&P Cuts Ratings on Greece

S&P Cuts Ratings on Greece

Standard & Poors Ratings Services cut its credit ratings on Greece deeper into junk territory, saying it expects the countrys debt and financial commitments to be unsustainable without deep economic reform. The credit rater, which lowered its ratings by one notch to triple-C-plus, added the outlook is negative given the risk of liquidity worsening.

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