Russian plane violates Estonian air space

Jet fighters scrambled as high-tech spy ‘coot’ circles Baltic

Insurers ‘unready’ for climate change

Environmental lobby says few firms have robust internal policies

Twitter seeks developers and acquisitions

Social network looks to expand beyond messaging

Asia bourses unmoved by China PMI

Markets barely react to solid ‘flash’ manufacturing growth reading

Thai economy tsar with a year to deliver

Junta-appointed finance minister faces a tricky 12 months

Big nations snub Beijing bank launch

Only 20 countries sign up for new institution after US lobbying

Apple chief in China security talks

Cook meets officials after reports that hackers targeted iCloud users

Mylan tweaks $5bn ‘inversion’ deal

Drugs maker pushes on with Abbott unit purchase that will cut tax rate

Rakuten opens UK online marketplace

Ecommerce giant launches British portal

China flexes its economic muscle

Turning point shows ongoing shift of global economic influence east

El-Erian backs peer-to-peer lender Payoff

Former Pimco chief executive leads $12m equity finance round

Comment and Analysis

SATSUMASENDAI, JAPAN - OCTOBER 11: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Staffs of Kyushu Electric Power Co Sendai Nuclear Power Plant attend a training exercise on October 11, 2013 in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima, Japan. The Sendai nuclear plant, operated by Kyushu Electric Power Co., began carrying out a disaster management training exercise, the first such drill since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident unfolded. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Japan: Power switch weighs on Abe

Opposition to nuclear energy is growing but can the country afford to keep its reactors idled?

India’s Congress party stares into the abyss

Crushing political defeats have forced Congress politicians to consider the party’s future

China shares shrug off slowing growth

Stimulus hopes, HK-Shanghai stock connect boost mainland equities

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