Alibaba boosts IPO to world-record $25bn

Company boosts deal size by 15% to meet robust investor demand

Tory anger as pledge on English powers unravels

No10 says Scots devolution not tied to changes south of the border

Siemens strikes deal with Dresser-Rand

All cash offer for US oilfield group

Blackstone to pull out of Russia

Buyout group chooses not to renew Russian consultants’ contracts

Asia bourses drop as US momentum stalls

All region’s major indices in the red

Europe groups fear US tax crackdown

Multinationals have same structure as inverters

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Nasa spacecraft reaches orbit around Mars

Maven to study how red planet lost its water

Facebook pushes Oculus closer to reality

The Rift headset is expected to go on sale next year

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Labour leader moves on English MPs’ role

Miliband calls for commission to look at constitutional change

Call to rethink hidden tax subsidy

NI tax subsidy for self-employed risen by two-thirds in two years

US urges EU to do more to aid economy

G20 finance ministers seek steps to stimulate eurozone growth

Rebel Shias set to take role in Yemen

Deal brokered after four days of heavy fighting in Sana’a

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