Argentina offers $6.5bn to debt holdouts

Buenos Aires aims to end US ‘sovereign debt trial of the century’

EU to put guards on Macedonia-Greece border

Troops could be deployed to stop migrants crossing the Balkans

Powerful earthquake shakes Taiwan

At least 13 dead and hundreds injured in southern city of Tainan

Mayfair restaurants are off

Chefs packing up and cashing in on soaring West End rents

Lending to emerging markets comes to halt

BIS fears ‘vicious’ circle’ of deleveraging and turmoil

Bond yields send recession signal

Universe of negative yielding debt grows beyond $5tn as central banks indicate further easing

HSBC pays $470m to settle mortgage claims

US authorities say bank broke rules before seizing homes

Top UK businesses unprepared for Brexit

FTSE blue-chips making few contingency plans

US tech companies in data sharing talks

Negotiations with Britain to handover suspicious emails and chats

Libya warns shipowners over oil deals

‘Unauthorised’ attempts by rival factions to export crude

Rare 1957 Ferrari sold for over €32m

Two bidders race over Le Mans 400bhp veteran

Comment & Analysis

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It’s easy to make fun of people’s pretensions, but social mobility only works if we get ideas above our station, argues art critic Dan Fox

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North Sea: after the fall

With oil plummeting to lowest price in years, Kiran Stacey reports from Kittiwake rig on industry in turmoil

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