Greeks threaten default on IMF payment

Government cannot raise enough money to pay pensions and creditors

EU citizens barred from UK plebiscite

Referendum restricted to British, Irish and Commonwealth voters

Game theory scholar John Nash dies aged 86

Nobel laureate’s mental illness inspired the film ‘A Beautiful Mind’

Spanish stocks sink on Rajoy setback

Euro weakened by Greek woes but surge for Shanghai equities

Hanergy secured $200m loan before stock fell

Tycoon pledges millions of shares days before crash

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 stereotype of conservative nation on head

Warren Buffet listens during a Bloomberg Television Interview in New York, US ©Bloomberg

China brokers’ capital rush fuels margin-fed rally

Record fundraisings ploughed back into loans to invest in market

Malone battles Altice for Time Warner Cable

US tycoon’s Charter ready to pay large premium for control

Alison Brittain

UK boards miss target for women directors

Push for greater diversity yet to achieve widespread change

Oil price slide puts producers under pressure

Bankruptcies, debt defaults and rescue measures rise

Comment & Analysis

GSK chief given time to restore growth

Shareholders warn that growth must ‘revive by next year’

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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