Brown vows to keep devolution promises

Draft legislation delivering more powers to Scotland could be ready by November

G20 nations want Putin at next summit

Members back keeping the ‘door open’ with leader in spite of Ukraine tensions

Kiev agrees buffer zone with eastern rebels

Ukraine and separatists agree extra measures to ensure ceasefire

Turkey opens border to 60,000 Syrian Kurds

Country also secures release of 49 hostages captured in Iraq

Alibaba’s IPO banks split $250m fee pool

Group drives hard bargain with 1% payment on up to $25bn raised

Goldman admits cultivating ties with Libya fund

Bank’s filings reveal ‘strategic partnership’ with Gaddafi regime

GE eyes oil group Dresser-Rand

Prospect of bid war with Siemens over oil equipment maker

GSK’s pain from scandal likely to linger

Guilty verdict may be just the start of its woes

Mexico’s oil hedging deal exposed

Public disclosure of large options trade sets oil traders talking

Cold world: sanctions against Russia have raised questions on the future of expensive projects in the Kara Sea north of Siberia

Exxon winds down Russian Arctic drilling

Oil group is biggest casualty of broader sanctions

Bond markets ‘join the dots’ on Fed rates

Two-year Treasury yield rises to level last seen in May 2011

IMF warns of emerging markets slowdown

Deceleration seen to threaten the future of the global economy

Comment and Analysis

How complacency almost lost a united kingdom

Westminster unconcerned until early September poll sparked panic

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Markus Persson: a gaming superstar

The shy creator of ‘Minecraft’ has sold out to Microsoft for $2.5bn and quit his company

Yoshiko Yamaguchi, film star and politician

Screen siren with roles that played out in her equally extraordinary real life

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