Eurozone alarm grows over Greek brinkmanship

Brussels fears Athens unaware of its perilous situation

Dixons Carphone to launch mobile services

Branded tariffs using Three network will allow easier management

Cable calls on companies to limit top pay

UK government reviewing first year of ‘say on pay’ reforms

Ukraine appeals for military assistance

Kiev says high-tech gadgetry and training are critically needed

Isis says second Japanese hostage killed

Incident reignites debate about country’s tradition of pacifism

E987G6 Offices of Towergate Insurance and the Swiss Re Tower in the City of London

Creditors prepare to take control of Towergate

Board looks at compromise deal between rival sets of bondholders

CRH to acquire €6.5bn in cement assets

Holcim and Lafarge are shedding business to win merger approval

Bulls and woman illustration ©Nick Lowndes

Concerns mount over HS2 ‘gravy’ train

The IoD calls rail link a ‘vanity project’ - yet it has its fans

Tech groups pay to get around ad blocking

Adblock Plus accepts fee to permit big tech groups through wall

Foreign businesses wary as Cuba opens up

Success hard-won for groups entering communist-ruled island

Psychometrics on rise in emerging markets

Schemes to assess creditworthiness launch in Peru, India and elsewhere

Comment and Analysis

Carl Djerassi, father of contraceptive pill, dies

Polymath who gave chemistry a public face of warmth and humanity

Big data homes in on risk

The tool can be useful in sharing a risk — or giving it a wide berth

Yan Jiehe, CPCG: China’s debt collector

The tycoon says suing local governments helps rule of law

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"Unfortunately there have been so many predictions of a hard landing for China that the market ignores them. Maybe 2015 is the year."
By flashcrash on China: Overborrowed and overbuilt

"Let's not forget that right now Greece is in a much better position to grow, reduce unemployment and service its debts than at any other point in the last six years. It would be a tragedy if left-wing ideology destroys a better future, which is at last visible on the horizon."
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