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  • Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 1:21 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a July 5 referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma. As strict capital controls took root...

  • *Investors eyeing Iran nuclear negotiations. TOKYO, June 29- Oil prices fell on Monday, with U.S. crude dipping below $59 per barrel to an almost three-week low, after Greece imposed capital controls as lenders refused to extend the country's bailout. Brent crude was down 79 cents at $62.47 a barrel by 0505 GMT, after rising 6 cents to $63.26 a barrel on Friday.

  • *Fed hike could limit rises in Japanese shares. TOKYO, June 29- Japan's Nikkei share average is forecast to stay resilient this year, hovering at levels last seen in late 1996, but gains will be capped as investors remain cautious against a pending U.S. interest rate hike, a Reuters poll found. The poll was conducted during a week when Greece and its international...

  • Officials hint at possible win for Uber in Mexico City Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 12:03 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Times are tough for Uber in many parts of the world, from a recent California ruling that its drivers cannot be classified as contractors to a Paris taxi protest that became a riot and led France's president to promise a crackdown. But the smartphone-based ridesharing app may soon get some good news in Mexico City. Even Mexico City's Human Rights...

  • Oil prices fall after Greek imposes capital controls Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 11:09 PM ET

    *Investors eyeing Iran nuclear negotiations. TOKYO, June 27- Oil prices fell in early Asian trade, with U.S. crude dropping below $59 after Greece imposed capital controls as lenders refused to extend the country's bailout. Brent crude for August delivery was down 81 cents at $62.45 a barrel by 0300 GMT, after rising 6 cents to $63.26 a barrel on Friday.

  • EU tries to look beyond Greece to deepen China ties Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 6:00 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, June 29- The European Union will briefly put aside worries about Greece to broaden its relations with China at a summit in Brussels on Monday, hoping for Chinese investment in Europe's new infrastructure fund and support for a global climate deal. "This meeting will send a positive signal that China and the EU can push growth through reform and...

  • BIS to world: You rely too much on central banks! Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 5:33 PM ET

    The BIS said the world economy's reliance on ultra-low interest rates is "deeply troubling," the FT reports.

  • Iran talks likely to blow past deadline: Officials Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 5:16 PM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

    U.S. and Iranian officials said talks on a final accord would likely run past a June 30 deadline.

  • Potash Corp and K+ S have both acknowledged the bid publicly but have disclosed no other details. Potash Corp, however, intends to keep K+ S's German mines operational, would not divest its market-leading salt business, and would continue with the development of a $4 billion legacy mining project in Canada, the people said on Sunday. Potash Corp also views K+ S's...

  • Whether it will ever be fair to blame Angela Merkel for "breaking" Greece is debatable. Unlike her finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, who sent abundant signals in recent months that he could accept a euro zone that does not include Greece, Merkel has been determined to avoid such an outcome, according to her closest advisers. If Greece ends up leaving the euro...

  • ATHENS/ FRANKFURT, June 28- Greece will introduce capital controls and keep its banks closed on Monday after international creditors refused to extend the country's bailout and savers queued to withdraw cash, taking Athens' standoff to a dangerous new level. Greece's banks, kept afloat by emergency funding from the European Central Bank, are on the front line as...

  • BRUSSELS, June 28- EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker launched a last-ditch drive on Sunday to persuade Greece to agree a funding deal to save it from bankruptcy this week as Brussels insisted the "door is still open" for negotiations. Appealing over the heads of the leftist government direct to Greek voters, Juncker's European Commission published what it...

  • PARIS— Pierce Brosnan and Gary Oldman attended the Saint Laurent Paris show— not as celebrity actors but as proud and genuinely nervous parents. Their sons, Dylan Brosnan and Charlie Oldman made their runway modeling debuts in the show after being discovered by designer Hedi Slimane. Here are the highlights of the last day of Paris Menswear Week, including Saint...

  • Greece's banks, kept afloat by emergency funding from the European Central Bank, are on the front line as Athens moves towards defaulting on a 1.6 billion euros payment due to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday. Amid drama in Greece, where a clear majority of people want to remain inside the euro, the next few days present a major challenge to the integrity...

  • FACTBOX-Scenarios for Greece in the coming days Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 1:02 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, June 28- The breakdown of talks between Greece and its creditors on extending euro zone bailout funding beyond Tuesday means Athens may fail to make 1.6 billion euro debt repayment to the IMF that day. Long lines formed outside many ATMs on Sunday, including some of 40 to 50 people outside some in central Athens, while the German foreign ministry said...

  • VIENNA, June 28- Iran is backtracking from an interim nuclear agreement with world powers three months ago, Western officials suggested on Sunday, as U.S. and Iranian officials said talks on a final accord would likely run past a June 30 deadline. Securing an historic agreement would end a more than 12- year nuclear standoff between Iran and the West and open the...

  • ATHENS/ FRANKFURT, June 28- Greece said it may impose capital controls and keep its banks shut on Monday after creditors refused to extend the country's bailout and savers queued to withdraw cash, taking Athens' standoff with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to a dangerous new level. Greece's banks, kept afloat by emergency funding from the...

  • ATHENS/ FRANKFURT, June 28- Greece said it may impose capital controls and keep its banks shut on Monday after creditors refused to extend the country's bailout and savers queued to withdraw cash, taking Athens' standoff with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to a dangerous new level. Amid political drama in Greece, where a clear majority...

  • LONDON, June 28- The Greek government will on Sunday night consider imposing capital controls and closing the country's banks on Monday, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said, while asserting the crisis did not mean Athens would have to leave the euro. Varoufakis, asked if capital controls were now inevitable and if the banking system would be shut down on...

  • *Zarif to return to Vienna on Monday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was to leave Vienna and return to Tehran for consultations with the country's leadership on the state of negotiations, Iran said. "Zarif will return to Tehran tonight and will come back to Vienna tomorrow," Iran's Tasnim news agency said, citing an unnamed Iranian official.