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Greek Shares Outperform Amid Bailout Deal Hopes

Greece is running perilously short of cash amid an impasse in bailout talks with its international creditors. Eurozone finance ministers are to meet in Riga, Latvia on Friday but hopes of a deal on Greece there have diminished. (AP/Petros Giannakouris)
Greece is running perilously short of cash amid an impasse in bailout talks with its international creditors. Eurozone finance ministers are to meet in Riga, Latvia on Friday but hopes of a deal on Greece there have diminished. (AP/Petros Giannakouris)

LONDON—Greek shares outperformed their European counterparts Tuesday amid mounting hopes of a breakthrough in the country’s tortuous discussions with creditors. Elsewhere, profit-taking and jitters ahead...




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