Daniel Loeb’s Third Point LLC is starting a hedge fund focused on buying Greek assets after a wager that European officials would rescue the indebted nation from financial collapse helped drive gains last year for his $11.7 billion investment firm.
The number of Greeks with a positive view of the euro dropped more than 10 percentage points in March from a month earlier, an opinion poll showed, as austerity measures contributed to a sixth year of recession.
A gunman fired shots at the headquarters of the ruling New Democracy party early today near central Athens, with one bullet reaching the office used by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. No injuries were reported.
Europe has told Greece to unite behind a faltering austerity program to stay in the euro. Antonis Samaras, poised to become Greek premier, has a history of stoking divisions inside and outside his New Democracy party.
A Greek opinion poll before the country’s June 17 elections showed the conservative New Democracy party, the largest pro-bailout group, leading Syriza, which opposes implementing an international rescue program.
New Democracy, Greece’s largest pro- bailout party, retained its lead over Syriza, which is opposed to implementing Greece’s international rescue program, according to a poll of their support in the June 17 elections.
A Greek opinion poll showed the Syriza party, which is opposed to implementing Greece’s international financial rescue, in a dead heat with pro-bailout party New Democracy ahead of general elections to be held on June 17.
A Greek opinion poll showed the bailout-supporting New Democracy party, Greece’s biggest, ahead of its main rival for the first time since the inconclusive May 6 elections as the campaign for the June 17 rerun kicked off.