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What happens if Greece can’t pay its debts?

This time it’s real: Greece has wriggled out of looming national bankruptcy on numerous occasions over the past five years, but now it has just a few weeks left before it must sign a new debt deal with its eurozone partners and the IMF – or find itself heading for an exit door that leads back to …

Europe

Tesco hires brand director to turn around scandal-plagued image

Tesco has hired a new brand director to try to turn round the battered image of Britain’s biggest retailer.<p>Michelle McEttrick, who will join the supermarket chain on 18 May, previously worked at Barclays for four years but left the bank a year ago, according to her profile on LinkedIn.<p>Before …

Tesco

HSBC considers leaving the UK in wake of tax grabs

Britain's largest bank launches review, just two weeks before the general election, following increase in bank levy<p>HSBC fired a warning shot to the Government on Friday by revealing that the weight of regulation imposed on Britain’s biggest bank since the financial crisis may force it to move its …

Investing

The eight most important economic charts of the week

Euro zone consumers are feeling a little worse about the economy …<p>… and so are German investors.<p>Argentina’s trade surplus is shrinking.<p>Japan saw its first trade surplus in two years.<p>Crude oil supplies keep growing in the US.<p>South Korea’s economic growth keeps getting slower and slower.<p>The American …

Economics

No walls to save eurozone from ‘Greece amputation’ domino effect – Varoufakis

Those in the EU who want Greece to leave the eurozone are playing with fire, country’s Finance Minister said, claiming that no “fence” could possibly …

Oil shock morphs into global monetary shock – again

Ever since the collapse in oil prices started last summer, the behaviour of the global economy and financial markets has been heavily affected by the …

Winding down

PARLIAMENT feels different from usual. The lobbies and corridors are quieter. The queues in the canteens are shorter. Records of internet activity in …

How to Beat Those Awful Monday Blues

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you wake up on Monday morning with a groan and struggle to get on with the workday, you may have a case of the Monday blues. There's no wondering why we hate Mondays -- it always seems to sneak up on us, just as we're starting to relax …