Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean- Claude Juncker said he expects euro-area countries to reach an agreement on a plan to end the debt crisis within the next two weeks.
ECONOMY: *Greek December retail sales *Cyprus registered Feb. unemployment
EQUITIES: *Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co. (EEEK GA) issues additional EU300M ($414.2M) in fixed rate notes at 4.25% due Nov. 16, 2016 *Marfin Popular Bank (MARFB GA) reports 2010 net income of EU87.1M vs EU173.9M *National Bank of Greece (ETE GA) CEO Apostolos Tamvakakis ruled out a “hostile” bid for Alpha Bank (ALPHA GA) after being rejected by its smaller rival, saying the goal was to build a stronger Greek banking system
EARNINGS: *Fourlis (FOYRK GA), FY2010, 5:20 p.m.
ANALYST RATINGS: *Hellenic Telecom (HTO GA) price est. cut to EU11 vs EU11.5 at Proton Bank
MARKETS: *The ASE Index lost 6.34 or 0.4% to 1,576.86 *FTSE/ASE 20 Index slid 0.9% to 734.35 *Cypriot General Index fell 6% to 1,087.23 *Greece 2YR Bond Yields: 14.45% - 10YR Bond Yields: 11.94% *10YR bond spread against German bunds -- 8.77 ppts *Euro -- U.S. $1.38 *The MSCI Asia Pacific Index added 0.8% to 138.62 at 2:13 p.m. in Tokyo, as falling oil prices and U.S. data showing higher personal incomes boosted confidence in global economic growth prospects
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