Scottish Independence

Calpers pulls out of ‘costly’ hedge funds

Largest US public pension fund turns back on sector it says is too complex

Conoco puts North Sea stake on the block

Auction comes amid debate over Scotland’s rights to oil revenues

Violence puts pressure on Ukraine truce

Rebels deny Kiev forces’ claim that they are only fending off attacks

Traders wary ahead of Fed policy update

European stocks and US futures lose ground

Alibaba lifts IPO range to $66-$68

Float will raise $21.8bn at upper end of pricing

US alarmed by prospect of Scottish ‘Yes’

Greenspan warns independence would be ‘surprisingly negative’

China to impose ban on low-grade coal

Global miners face limits on ash and sulphur

Triple shock for world economies

OECD downbeat on global economic outlook

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Former Amaranth star fined over gas trades

Large bets by trader once paid $100m helped bring down hedge fund

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Swedish businesses face political risk

Rise of right-wing party and immigration fears cause concern

SABMiller’s Heineken bid sparks rumours

Talk increases of wider consolidation among brewers

Comment and Analysis

Russia’s challenge to an oil-hungry world

The world should prepare for an era of price volatility

Align your headquarters with your heart

A company that stays close to its roots sends a powerful signal about what it values

Vibrant nationalism fights shy unionism

The Scots have faced dismal economic times, and it is much easier to champion a brave new future

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