RBS forced to cut price of Citizens IPO

UK bank raises $3bn, $500m less than top of earlier sale range

US says attacks on Isis could last years

Pentagon also targets al-Qaeda militants in Syria

Miliband unveils bold NHS funding plan

Labour leader targets ‘privileged few’ but business criticises proposals

Focus of Tesco woes shifts to chairman

Shareholders harden attitudes against Sir Richard Broadbent

Curbs on tax inversions fail to convince

US plan leaves several potential benefits for mergers in place

China bourses buck Asia downward trend

Hang Seng and Shanghai Composite both higher

Oliver Samwer for Business Life.

Rocket Internet eyes €6.2bn float

IPO set to be largest for a European technology company in years

Banks face fresh curbs on leveraged loans

Groups that flout Fed guidance to face higher capital penalties

London trumps HK as world’s priciest city

Savills report shows UK capital outpacing Hong Kong

BNP Paribas chairman to step down

Senior adviser Lemierre favourite to replace Prot

Ebola cases could hit 1.4m by January

US authorities warn on huge scale of outbreak

Comment and Analysis

Workmanlike job that ticked a lot of boxes

Miliband speech had a six-point plan that was not short on detail

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Scotsman David Whitney plays the bagpipes on Westminster Bridge in sight of Parliament on September 10, 2014 in London, England. English councils and national government buildings have been asked to fly the Scottish Saltire flag. Scottish voters will take part in a referendum on September 18, 2014 to decide on independence. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Scots’ No starts rather than ends debate

The fiscal settlement will not be able to survive the scrutiny it will now receive

Obama needs Mideast allies of convenience

British history offers the president some lessons, write Francis Fukuyama and Karl Eikenberry

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"If the EU is simply whinging, it can continue to watch many of its best and brightest leave for Silicon Valley while it demands speed bumps for Google. If the EU is going to be competitive it has to look at employment rules (35-hour work weeks and tech development won't ever work), company registration regulations and ways to encourage finance."
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"It is somewhat paradoxical that the Tories, who have for generations stood for election as the Conservative and Unionist Party, should now seek to position themselves as the voice of a new style of English nationalism. Surely the question for all our politicians is that if we are to continue to call ourselves a United Kingdom, what institutions other than a monarchy and the armed forces represent that unity?"
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