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By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - Equity markets around the world fell while the euro slid to a five-week low against the dollar on Tuesday amid concerns over Greece's future as euro zone leaders were set to meet for an emergency summit on the country's debt crisis. "Markets seem to be losing patience and faith in the Athens' debt crisis ending with Greece's banks intact and the country still a member of the euro zone," said Joe Manimbo, senior market analyst at Western Union Business Solutions in Washington. The euro dropped 1.2 percent to $1.0925 against the dollar, after sliding to a five-week low of $1.0917, while the dollar index rose 0.9 percent to 97.154, after earlier hitting a one-month high.
Greece did not come up with a "concrete proposal" at a meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Tuesday, according to the Maltese premier, despite European pressure on Athens for a new debt plan. "The absence of a concrete proposal by Greece government doesn't help this evening's eurozone leaders' meeting," Joseph Muscat wrote on Twitter, ahead of an emergency summit in Brussels later Tuesday. The leaders of the 19 countries in the euro area, including Greek leftist Alexis Tsipras, are due to meet at 1630 GMT, two days after Greece rejected in a shock referendum the terms its creditors offered for a new EU-IMF bailout.