Scottish Independence

BoE signals dim view of household debt

Analysis blames borrowing build-up for depth of recession

Two UK universities ranked in top three

Cambridge and Imperial College London come in behind MIT in listings

Calpers pulls out of ‘costly’ hedge funds

Blow to sector as $300bn pension fund questions their complexity

Conoco puts North Sea stake on the block

Auction comes amid debate over Scotland’s rights to oil revenues

Alibaba lifts IPO range to $66-$68

Float will raise $21.8bn at upper end of pricing

Triple shock for world economies

OECD downbeat on global economic outlook

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Former Amaranth star fined over gas trades

Large bets by trader once paid $100m helped bring down hedge fund

Google pressed to reveal search formula

Berlin calls for more transparency on rankings algorithms

UK does not know location of Isis hostages

Foreign secretary adds Britain will play ‘leading role’ in coalition

Violence puts pressure on Ukraine truce

Rebels deny Kiev forces’ claim that they are only fending off attacks

Minecraft could change the game for Xbox

Analysts divided on what signal the deal sends about Microsoft’s plans

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An open internet at risk

The technology industry must better align its words and deeds, writes Rebecca MacKinnon

Hotel at the waterfront, Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden

After Reinfeldt, Sweden moves into uncertainty

Centre-right leader will be missed by his European Union allies

Vibrant nationalism fights shy unionism

The Scots have faced dismal economic times, and it is much easier to champion a brave new future

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