Markets rally on report Greece accepts creditor terms

Wed Jul 1, 2015 6:36am EDT
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LONDON (Reuters) - Eurozone stocks and peripheral bonds rallied on Wednesday, extending gains after a report that Greece was ready to accept most conditions from its international creditors in order to reach a deal over its debt crisis.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was prepared to accept creditors' demands for a bailout with only a few minor changes, the Financial Times said.

The FTSEurofirst 300 .FTEU3 extended gains, up 1.5 pct, with the euro zone blue-chip Euro STOXX .STOXX50E up 2.1 percent.

The euro trimmed losses against the dollar to trade at $1.11535 EUR=, flat on the day, while against the British pound it turned higher to trade 0.4 percent higher on the day EURGBP=D4.

German 10-year yields DE10YT=TWEB rose 4.3 basis points to a day's high of 0.82 percent while Spanish, Italian and Portuguese equivalents fell 6-8 bps to 2.22 percent ES10YT=TWEB, 2.25 percent IT10YT=TWEB and 2.90 percent PT10YT=TWEB, respectively.

(This version of the story corrects euro exchange rate to $1.11535)

(Reporting by London Markets Team; Editing by Lionel Laurent)

Protesters wave and dance under a huge EU flag during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building, in Athens, Greece, June 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis