Eurozone gives Athens last chance

New reform proposal to be presented in Brussels on Tuesday night

Samsung profit falls for seventh quarter

Decline reinforces fears of gloomy Galaxy S6 smartphone sales

Oil steadies after biggest drop in 5 months

Bear market looms on Greece concern, demand outlook and Iran deal

Bund yields dive ahead of Greek proposals

China shares fall despite Beijing’s efforts

Saudis to invest $10bn in Russia

Deal comes as Riyadh and Moscow try to rebuild ties

China sell-off threatens credibility

Warnings of ‘crisis of confidence’ in state after emergency moves

Bank living wills reveal Wall St victims

Regulatory test sees Goldman and Morgan Stanley ruined by crisis

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: An employee of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. carries a box out of the company's headquarters building (background) September 15, 2008 in New York City. Lehman Brothers filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court after attempts to rescue the storied financial firm failed. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) ©Getty
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German media groups revive deal talks

ProSieben and Axel Springer look to counter dominance of Google

Greek vote weighs on US rate expectations

Investors believe the Fed will remain in ‘wait and see’ mode

China accelerates US corporate exodus

Equities rout hobbles owners’ search for higher valuations at home

Great Game echoes in halls of Asia summit

Eurasian forum key to Moscow’s quest to extend influence

Comment & Analysis

Japan: Women in the workforce

New legislation is designed to encourage more females to work but, argue critics, corporate Japan needs wholesale change

Customers sit at a Caffebene coffee shop in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

S Korean coffee boom goes international

Regulations prompt local coffee shops to expand abroad

Market sell-off tests Xi’s reform agenda

Turmoil challenges president’s image as transformative strongman

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