Germany looks at migrant child benefit cap

Public concern pushes governments towards restrictions

Lending Club seeks over $500m in IPO

Peer-to-peer lender likely to be valued at about $5bn

BlackRock to advise ECB on bond buying

Central bank weighs move to ease eurozone credit conditions

NHS to shake up appraisal of cancer drugs

Changes put pressure on drug companies to cut prices

Ryanair introduces basic business class

Move continues policy to soften cold-hearted image

Businesses join Scottish vote debate

Campaigners for and against independence claim support for causes

Ukraine rebels extend fight to south

Separatist move adds to western fears of Russia role

Zara sparks outcry with star top blunder

Shirt withdrawn after garment compared to Nazi Holocaust clothing

Tesco struggles to fend off discounters

Supermarket sales down 4% amid slow growth in spending

Alibaba sales surge ahead of IPO

Chinese ecommerce group reports leap in revenue from mobile devices

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Party says it will campaign over child sex abuse report

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