Alibaba to invest $1bn in cloud computing

Chinese ecommerce group looks to replicate success of Amazon

Business lending suffers big drop in June

Greater use of capital markets and moves to reduce loans blamed

China anti-graft purge recovers $6.2bn

Regained assets include confiscated bribes in cash, land and gifts

UK property pick-up lifts profits

Foxtons bucks positive trend amid luxury housing woes

Chinese prosecutor in Gu trial found dead

Man Mingan played main role in murder case against Bo’s wife

Liquidity worries reach US Treasuries

Bond funds face spike in redemptions as rates increase

Dorsey takes aim at Twitter sacred cows

Issues with approachability and accessibility have slowed growth

VW cuts sales target as China demand falls

German carmaker sticks to revenue and profit margin goals

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Nokia launches virtual reality camera

Company unveils first real-time professional VR equipment

Executive pension tax breaks face axe

Senior directors already plan to reorganise retirement savings

China stock rescue suffers exit wounds

Policymakers face similar challenge to Fed’s QE exit

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