Greeks threaten default on IMF payment

Government cannot raise enough money to pay pensions and creditors

EU citizens in UK barred from plebiscite

Only British, Irish and Commonwealth voters will be given ballots

Hanergy secured $200m loan before stock fell

Tycoon pledges millions of shares days before crash on HK market

Polish voters oust president in run-off

Komorowski concedes to Duda after exit polls

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

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

China brokers’ capital rush fuels margin-fed rally

Record fundraisings ploughed back into loans to invest in market

Alison Brittain

UK boards miss target for women directors

Push for greater diversity yet to achieve widespread change

Su Blackwell, 30th anniversary Weekend FT.

Forex banks face more pain from US

Lawmakers challenge exemptions for managing retirement accounts

Rail unions consider offer in pay fight

Walkout suspended after employers make significant concessions

Oil price slide puts producers under pressure

Bankruptcies, debt defaults and rescue measures rise

GSK chief given time to restore growth

Shareholders warn that growth must ‘revive by next year’

Comment & Analysis

A prototype for the Lowline, a one-acre civic space to be built on the site of a disused trolley car terminal in New York’s Lower East Side
©Cameron Neilson

Growing underground in New York

Beneath a one-acre site in Manhattan, one architect is planning to build the Lowline — the world’s first subterranean park

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

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