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Greek PM faces week of protests over new austerity bill

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 08:53

Greece`s prime minister faces protests this week over a bill that must pass for the country to receive a fresh tranche of EU-IMF aid.

Greece adopts bill to cut 15,000 civil servant jobs

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 12:57

The Greek parliament has voted to adopt a law that provides for the dismissal of 15,000 civil servants as part of austerity measures imposed by the country's international creditors.

Greek Parliament passes crucial austerity bill

Last Updated: Thursday, November 08, 2012, 09:09

Greece's Parliament on Thursday passed the crucial austerity bill that aims to further slash pensions and salaries, passed 153-128 in the 300-member Parliament.

Brent rises above $118 after Greece passes bill

Last Updated: Monday, February 13, 2012, 14:12

Crude prices rose above USD 1 on Monday, supported by a weaker dollar and expectations of a revival in demand growth, after Greece approved an austerity bill to secure a second bailout.

Greek lawmakers pass austerity bill as Athens burns

Last Updated: Monday, February 13, 2012, 09:44

Greece`s parliament approved a deeply unpopular austerity bill to secure a second EU/IMF bailout and avoid national bankruptcy.

Global markets gain, Greece passes austerity bill

Last Updated: Monday, February 13, 2012, 09:37

Asian shares and the euro gained modestly on Monday, relieved after Greece came a step closer to securing a much-needed bailout fund and avoiding a messy default, although most of the recent optimism appears to have been already priced in.

Nikkei gains after Greece austerity bill approval

Last Updated: Monday, February 13, 2012, 09:02

The Nikkei was up 0.2 percent at 8,963.48 by the midday break, with its 200-day moving average near 9,055 acting as resistance.

Anger in Greece as parliament to vote on bailout

Last Updated: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 10:52

Greek lawmakers will vote this weekend on a controversial austerity bill that Athens needs to avoid a messy default but which is fuelling a domestic political and social crisis that has brought thousands of Greeks out on the streets in protest.

Greece adopts austerity bill amid violent protests

Last Updated: Friday, October 21, 2011, 09:15

The Greek parliament approved a painful set of austerity measures on Thursday, defying violent protests in central Athens and a general strike which shut down much of the country.