Greece holds tense meeting with eurozone finance chief – live updates at The Guardian


Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem (L) and Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (R) at their press conference.

Photo: AFP/Getty Images / Aris Messinisaris
Angela Monaghan and Nick Fletcher
Friday 30 January 2015 The Guardian
Greek bonds have been hit by the tensions between the country and its lenders, with three year yields soaring to 19% before easing to close at 18.77%. The five year bond jumped form 13.58% on Thursday to 14.9%.
Greek market closes lower after eurogroup meeting

The Athens market has closed down 1.59% at 721.93. It has been down most of the day but took another lurch lower during the press conference between the eurogroup’s Jeroen Dijsselbloem and new Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, as the tensions between the two sides were laid bare. A late attempt at a recovery could not prevent another negative day.

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