Hanergy secured $200m loan before stock fell

Solar tycoon pledges millions of shares before Hanergy crashes

China brokers’ capital rush fuels margin-fed rally

Record fundraisings ploughed back into loans to invest in market

Forex banks face more pain from US

Lawmakers challenge exemptions for managing retirement accounts

Emerging markets braced for Fed acid test

A Federal Reserve rate increase would shake up central banks

Land of heart’s desire: Shock of Irish gay vote

Result turns on its head the old stereotype of Ireland as a conservative nation

Oil price slide puts producers under pressure

Bankruptcies, debt defaults and rescue measures rise

Yemen offensive sparks Saudi jingoism

New Middle East order feeds sectarian fervour

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Junk-rated Chicago to test bond market

Yields on long-term bonds have risen to similar levels to Rwanda

Critics attack China draft security law

Human rights groups say law would criminalise free speech

Romero beatified amid spiralling violence

Thousands killed in San Salvador this year in gang clashes

Suffering Australian miners turn to pot

Resources groups swap mechanical diggers for medicinal marijuana

Comment & Analysis

Haiti: Rising from the rubble

Much has been rebuilt since the 2010 earthquake, but it is more difficult to ensure the country’s economic future

America’s disappointing economic recovery

US Fed is wise to keep its options open at a time of very mixed data

Will eurozone ever regain its spring?

The buzzword is ‘hysteresis’, which is bad news for the jobless

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