Grexit a ‘possibility’, says Lagarde

IMF offers Athens more time to repay its June debts

Fuld blames government in rare appearance

Former Lehman chief points finger at ‘other agendas’ behind collapse

Russia censors discussion of Ukraine role

Crime to speak, write or broadcast on troop losses in peacetime

China stock slide unsettles US and Europe

Greek uncertainty adds to nervous mood

Avago microchip

Chipmaker Avago buys Broadcom for $37bn

Deal is the largest tech acquisition since dotcom bubble of the late-1990s

Goldman tried to lure Hayes, court told

Trader passed up offer of a $3m guarantee and an expanded role

Rhetoric hardens as Cameron tours Europe

British PM can expect only limited concessions

ECB warns of shadow banking sector risks

Central bank says use of derivatives increases threats to system

Oxford appoints female vice-chancellor

Professor Louise Richardson set to arrive in January 2016

Richest Australian loses in family trust fight

Eldest daughter of Gina Rinehart wins control of A$4bn vehicle

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 11: (CHINA OUT) Li Hejun, Chairman of Hanergy Holding Group, attends the 2013 China Central Television (CCTV) Financial Forum at China World Trade Center Tower III on December 11, 2013 in Beijing, China. The three-day forum opened on Tuesday ahead of the "2013 CCTV China Economic Person Of The Year Award". (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

HK watchdog confirms probe of Hanergy

Chairman had dismissed talk of investigation as ‘purely rumour’

Comment & Analysis

Draghi’s impatience at the slow pace of reform

Structural improvements are for national politicians to implement

Blair returns to brave new conflict zone

His first task: to improve the hopeless economic situation of Britain’s main opposition party

Short working week that holds France back

The 35-hour law is not the only labour market rigidity but it should go

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"This talk of 10-week holidays but high productivity does make me think who has gotten it right. On the one hand it does make the French seem lazy and inefficient by getting so much time off but if they can still get the necessary work done but be able to enjoy life outside of work that much more, then perhaps they do have a better system set up."
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