Scottish Independence

Beauty and terror divide Scots

Two years of referendum campaigning has divided a nation

News Corp chief lambasts ‘cynical’ Google

Group opposes search engine’s draft settlement with Brussels

Germany skids closer towards deflation

Companies see prices decline amid a slowing economy

Hyundai shares slide on $10bn HQ purchase

Gangnam plot sold in record South Korean real estate deal

Bayer plans plastics business flotation

Chemicals business IPO could be Europe’s largest float since 2000

EU antitrust boss has steely reputation

Vestager leaves Danish politics to take on the likes of Google

Yellen fights a war against impatience

Fed chair faces pressure from markets to take action

Isis beheading plan thwarted in Australia

Police arrest 15 people in raids in Sydney and Brisbane

Arrests signal new order in Russia

Moscow rattled by tensions over Ukraine and sanctions

Amazon launches a new Kindle device

Group seeks to shore up its dominance of the ebook market

US solar and wind start to outshine gas

Falling costs help renewables compete with fossil fuels

Comment and Analysis

Yield-hungry markets overlook credit risk

Investors appear to be ignoring weaker corporate balance sheets

Unflattering account of English proves a hit with Portuguese

A Portuguese-born professor’s humorous indictment of popular English culture

Madrid is determined to avoid secession

Spain adamant Catalonia will not follow same path as Scotland

Best comments from our readers

"Amazing speech from a British politician. Over thirteen minutes with no notes; passionate well argued, uplifting. Why have we not heard this before from the Better Together campaign?"
By Jadar on Gordon Brown makes final push in No campaign


"There seems to have been no analysis of the psychological effect of government rhetoric after 2010 emphasising austerity and the very real impact of cuts in government spending leading to redundancies. All this set the scene for cut backs in household spending, as families saved for a rainy day."
By KeithTunstall on Bank of England signals dim view of household debt


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