Scottish Independence

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Visa considers options on Monitise stake

Move follows wider losses at UK banking software group

Hyundai shares slide on $10bn HQ purchase

Gangnam plot sold in record South Korean real estate deal

Yellen fights a war against impatience

Fed chair faces pressure from markets to take action

Bug in Apple HealthKit hits iOS 8 launch

Fitness apps removed from App Store as operating system launches

Bayer plans plastics business flotation

Chemicals business IPO could be Europe’s largest float since 2000

Canary Wharf mall boosts Songbird

Value of property portfolio rises 8.4% in first half

Isis beheading plan thwarted in Australia

Police arrest 15 people in raids in Sydney and Brisbane

Amazon launches a new Kindle device

Group seeks to shore up its dominance of the ebook market

US solar and wind start to outshine gas

Falling costs help renewables compete with fossil fuels

Comment and Analysis

Scotland ‘City of Yes’ is no pushover

Dundee seems to be holding a victory parade

Campaign leaves Scotland deeply divided

Both sides allege intimidation and threats as countdown to poll becomes increasingly fraught

Unflattering account of English proves a hit with Portuguese

A Portuguese-born professor’s humorous indictment of popular English culture

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"Amazing speech from a British politician. Over thirteen minutes with no notes; passionate well argued, uplifting. Why have we not heard this before from the Better Together campaign?"
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