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Stocks up on US rate hopes

Markets mostly rose on July 12 after a largely negative day on Wall Street despite growing confidence of a U.S. interest rate cut, while the yen saw big swings as speculation swirled that Japan had stepped into forex markets to support the currency.

Germany to bar Chinese tech giants from its 5G network

Germany will bar the use of critical components made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE in core parts of the country's 5G networks in two steps starting in 2026, the nation's top security official have said.

Germany, which has Europe's biggest economy, has long mulled what to do about components made by Chinese suppliers in its new-generation cellphone networks.

NATO boosts Asia ties in face of China, Zelensky attends

NATO leaders on Thursday looked to bolster ties with Asian partners after slamming China as a "decisive enabler" of Russia's war, before holding talks with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky at the end of a summit in Washington.

The 32-nation alliance has used the pomp-filled set piece in the U.S. capital to showcase its resolve against Moscow and backing for Kiev.

Stock Athens Exchange: Controlled liquidations & a brake on the five-day upward rally

Investors in the Greek stock market were content with selective moves today (10/7), correcting measuredly after a five-day rally that had yielded gains of +3.14%. The General Index was again below 1,450 points, but did not move far enough away from this psychological threshold.

Mitsotakis: Meeting with Erdogan at the NATO Summit is locked in for tomorrow – A series of contacts today in Congress

The meeting, expected to be brief, was not originally on the leaders’ agendas due to their busy schedules. The primary focus will be to review recent developments in Greek-Turkish relations.

Greeks know about climate change, but not about solutions

Greeks are close to the European Union average when it comes to knowledge of climate change, according to the sixth European Investment Bank climate survey.

Using a scale in which 10 indicates the highest level of knowledge, Greeks scored an average of 6.39, on a par with the EU average (6.37), behind chart toppers Finland (7.22), Luxembourg (7.19) and Sweden (6.96).

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