BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Monday that her government had not changed its position on the desirability of a Greek exit from the euro zone, saying the policy had always been to stabilize the bloc without losing any of its members.
ZURICH (Reuters) - The family that owns a controlling stake in Swiss chemicals firm Sika said on Monday it has filed a lawsuit to help push through a 2.75 billion Swiss franc ($2.73 billion) takeover by French building materials company Saint-Gobain.
SHANGHAI/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW will pay 5.1 billion yuan ($820 million) to auto dealers who pressured Europe's top luxury carmaker to share the cost of overstocked showrooms in the world's largest car market, BMW's main Chinese dealership group said on Monday.
(Reuters) - Greek yogurt maker Chobani is considering replacing Chief Executive Hamdi Ulukaya with its President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Burns, the New York Post reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Crude prices will vary between $60 and $90 in the coming months, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying by the ministry's official SHANA website, adding the only lever OPEC could use to influence the market was supply.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As a war of nerves between U.S. shale producers and Gulf powerhouses intensifies, OPEC's biggest members are counting down the months until their upstart rivals lose the one thing shielding them from crashing oil prices - hedges.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese manufacturing activity showed sustained growth in December, a survey showed on Monday, suggesting domestic demand continues to recover after the economy fell into a surprise recession last year.