A woman rides past the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China. Chinese stocks edged lower on Monday as an interest rate cut by the central bank failed to impressed investors. (Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters)

European bonds retreated and the region’s currency weakened amid concern that Greece will struggle to secure more aid. Chinese stocks led gains in eme(...)

Greece Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis attends a debate at the European Business Summit in Brussels today. Photograph: Reuters

Greece defied its international creditors on Thursday, refusing to cut pensions or ease layoffs to meet their demands, dimming prospects of progress n(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, speaks during a panel discussion at the Brookings Institution on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis promised to compromise in negotiations over the next instalment of a bailout loan that would prevent a default(...)

A shop owner  stands at the entrance of his shop, which sells Greek national flags, Greek themed souvenirs and soccer jerseys, at the Monastiraki district in Athens, March 16th, 2015. German sentiment is hardening against the Greeks, a new survey shows. ( Photograh: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

Berlin cabdriver Jens Mueller says he’s had it with the Greek government and he doesn’t want Germany to send any more of his tax money to be squand(...)

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has told a German newspaper he was sure the Greek government would be able to fulfil the conditions attached to its bailout. Photograph: EPA

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has told a German newspaper he was sure the Greek government would be able to fulfil the conditions attach(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (R) shakes hand with his Spanish counterpart  Luis De Guindos   during an extraordinary euro zone finance ministers meeting (Eurogroup) to discuss Athens’  bailout. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters.

Greece and the Eurogroup of finance ministers have reached deal in principle to extend the country’s bailout by four months. The agreement remo(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has expressed optimism that an impasse with fellow euro zone governments could be broken by the end of the week. Photograph: Getty Images

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a “constructive“ phone conversation, a Greek government official has asid(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is to request an extension of the loan contract on Thursday.

Greece will request an extension of its loan agreement from its euro zone partners on Thursday morning, a Greek government official said today. Athens(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras addresses  a meeting  at the Parliament in Athens. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA.

Greece is considering requesting an extension to its loan agreement, government officials have said, in an effort to reach a last-minute deal with the(...)

Protesters gather in front of the parliament during an anti-austerity and pro-government demonstration in Athens on Sunday. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

The European Central Bank is unlikely to pull the plug on emergency funding for Greek banks this week despite a standoff between Athens and its intern(...)