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Greece to auction 375 mln euros of 3-month T-bills on Feb. 5

Greece will sell 375 million euros of three-month treasury bills on February 5 to refinance maturing debt, its debt agency PDMA said on Friday.

The agency rolled over three-month T-bills in January with the paper priced at a negative yield of -0.08 percent, an all-time low.

The settlement date of the new T-bills will be February 7.

Erdogan says Turkey may launch offensive in Syria’s Idlib if attacks don't stop

Turkey may launch a military operation into Syria's northwestern province of Idlib if the situation in the region is not resolved immediately, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, as attacks by Russia-backed Syrian government forces raised concern of a new refugee wave to Turkey.

Huawei says it welcomes EU guidelines on 5G security

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei on Wednesday welcomed the European Union's 5G guidelines that are likely to limit its business in Europe, but which fall short of a US call for a total ban.

"This non-biased and fact-based approach towards 5G security allows Europe to have a more secure and faster 5G network," Huawei said in a statement.

[Reuters]

Folli secures Links of London brand in deal with administrator

Folli Follie has acquired the brand of its UK-based unit Links of London after an agreement with its administrator, the Greek jewellery maker said on Wednesday.

Folli last November reached a preliminary rescue deal with some of its creditors, four months after an audit revealed a one billion euro hole in its 2017 reported revenue.

Erdogan says Russia not abiding by Syria agreements

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Russia was not abiding by the Sochi or Astana agreements regarding Syria's northwestern Idlib province, broadcaster NTV reported on Wednesday.

Renewed bombardments by Russia-backed Syrian government forces on Idlib have raised concern of a new refugee wave from the area, where some 3 million people live.

Libyan state oil firm was not consulted on maritime deal with Turkey

Libya's state oil firm NOC has not been consulted on a controversial maritime accord Libya's internationally recognised government signed with Turkey, NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla said on Monday.

The deal, signed last month, seeks to create an exclusive economic zone from Turkey's southern Mediterranean shore to Libya's northeast coast. 

[Reuters]

Tsitsipas through to third round after Kohlschreiber withdraws

Sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has advanced to the third round of the Australian Open after his German opponent Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew due to injury, organizers said on Wednesday.
ATP Finals champion Tsitsipas, 21, will meet either Canadian 32nd seed Milos Raonic or Cristian Garin of Chile in the third round, having never faced either opponent before.

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