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Banks warn on new global funding rules

Basel regulations will make key equities trades more expensive

Japan wages jump most since 1997

But 2.6% rise is still below the rate of inflation

Rosneft seeks China investor for oilfield

Deal would be most significant Chinese investment in Russian oil

Japan wage growth boosts Asia bourses

Nikkei 225, Shanghai Composite and S&P/ASX 200 all positive

New Zealand commodities sink to 17-month low

Prices fall 3.3% in August after shedding 2.4% in July

Beijing offers money for mixed marriages

Policy latest attempt to quell unrest among Uighurs

Nato wants brigade-size reaction force

Plan to have 4,000 allied troops ready ‘at very short notice’

Factory go-slow increases pressure on ECB

Ammunition for those seeking radical action from Draghi

Weak China demand sends iron ore tumbling

Factories urged to run down inventories, rather than restock

Microsoft faces China antitrust ultimatum

SAIC issues public warning to group over Windows compatibility

Poll finds rapid shift towards Scottish Yes vote

YouGov survey puts pro-union lead at just 6 percentage points

Kiev accuses Russia of ‘direct aggression’

President vows to shake up Ukraine’s military leadership

Comment and Analysis

India’s economic confidence returns

Growth bounce lifts spirits but it hides vulnerabilities

Teaching finance at school – wise investment?

Research suggests it will have a very small effect on future behaviour

A dart at the heart of the class system

Britain’s old divisions of upper, middle and lower class are less useful

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