BMW Group rose 1.1 per cent after saying deliveries of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce cars rose 7.6 per cent in November to 188,342

European equity indexes staged a modest rebound on Wednesday, led by German stocks after a strong update from BMW, although worries about Greece cappe(...)

Euro group chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said it was vital that Greece ensures a “rapid and full implementation of all the reform measures necessary to conclude the fifth review”.

Suzanne Lynch in Brussels Greece was given a two-month extension to its bailout on Monday, as Athens announced it will hold presidential elections thi(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: discussion of his much-feted €300bn investment plan likely to be deferred until December summit. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

EU leaders, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, gather in Brussels today for a two-day summit. A discussion on the EU’s climate and energy framework for 2(...)

A man is reflected on an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo . Photograph: Yuya Shino /Reuters

Global shares fell again for a third day today, on course for their longest losing streak in over a month, and yields on some lower-rated euro zone bo(...)

German President Joachim Gauck inspects the Evzones Presidential Guard, during the official welcome ceremony in Athens. Photograph: Wolfgang Kumm/EPA

German president Joachim Gauck dismissed Greek demands for compensation for Nazi-era crimes during a symbolic visit to Greece today, and instea(...)

A woman enters the Bank of Portugal in Lisbon. The latest troika review of the Portuguese programme said that the programme was on track. Photograph:Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Divisions have emerged within the Portuguese government about the country’s strategy for exiting its bailout, with finance minister Maria Luis (...)

A supporter of Greece’s leftist main opposition Syriza party shouts slogans during an anti-government rally in front of the parliament in Athens last night. The government survived a  Syriza filed a censure motion of no-confidence. Photograph:  Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters.

Greece’s conservative-led coalition defeated an opposition-sponsored motion to topple the government, but lost one politician who was expelled after b(...)

Protest in central Athens last November. Under a new  plan, a holding company would be empowered to manage  real-estate portfolio independently from Greek government interference. Photograph: John Kolesidis/Reuters

Euro zone officials are considering a big overhaul of Greece’s sputtering privatisation programme that would move most of the state-owned real esta(...)

Greece outperformed fiscal targets agreed with the EU and International Monetary Fund for the first seven months, reporting a €2.6 billion primary surplus for the central government against a target of a €3.1 billion deficit. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/Bloomberg

Greece’s economy shrank by 4.6 per cent on an annual basis in the second quarter, marking a gradual deceleration of the country’s longest recorded rec(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Spain’s economy minister Luis de Guindos (R) attend a euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels today. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters.

Greece lumbered toward its next aid payout, possibly broken up into smaller installments and tied to additional economic reforms by prime minister Ant(...)