Alibaba targets launch week for IPO

Group plans roadshow for week of September 8 as it aims to raise $20bn

Miliband considers health tax for manifesto

Focus on eyecatching promise taps voter concern over NHS

Britain raises terror threat level to ‘severe’

Government says groups in Syria and Iraq are planning attacks

Apple fans on hold for wearable device

Fitness-tracking gadget will not go on sale until early 2015

Mariupol digs in and waits for Russians

Separatists reportedly with Russian regulars believed less than 20km from city

FCA orders banks to reopen 2.5m PPI claims

Consumers in line for extra payouts

Eurozone slips a step closer to deflation

Pressure mounts on ECB to ease policy next week

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Vice Media nears sale of stake to A&E

Sale of 10% of digital media group values business at $2.5bn

Brazil’s economy slips into recession

GDP contraction deals blow to Rousseff’s re-election bid

Tesco vows decisive action on profit warning

Struggling chain’s new CEO to start a month early

Cameron denies euroscepticism aids Yes vote

Salmond claims ‘outward-looking, internationalist approach’ for Scotland

Comment and Analysis

America - the best place to be British

The three great omissions of American life – the BBC, football and healthcare – are now increasingly on tap

Should we call time on teenage drinking?

Alcohol consumption among youth has actually declined almost everywhere in the western world

Stocks at records yet recovery is elusive

Record asset prices belie many startling economic inconsistencies

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