Scottish Independence

The referendum count: When to expect what

Voting results from 32 council areas will be declared

UK unemployment rate falls to 6.2%

Biggest fall in 26 years but little sign of recovery in workers’ pay

Sony warns of $2bn full-year loss

Dividend scrapped as forecast loss increases fivefold

Bank of England’s MPC votes to hold interest rates

MPC remains split 7-2 against an interest rate rise

Top Chinese banks set for $81bn injection

Latest move to prop up world’s second-biggest economy

SoftBank’s Son tops Japan rich list

Tycoon’s wealth buoyed by looming Alibaba mega-IPO

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UK pension fund hits at hedge fund fees

Criticism comes after Calpers withdraws from sector

Yevtushenkov placed under house arrest

Russian oligarch held on money laundering charges relating to Bashneft deal

Watchdog seeks to align pay with results

Move to align remuneration with long-term success of a company

Edward Bramson

Bramson pledges to more than double value of Electra

Activist investor fights board’s refusal to grant him seats

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Tokyo on Thames

Property in Kensington, Chelsea, Westminster is more expensive than Tokyo at peak of Japan’s bubble (relative to pay)

Comment and Analysis

Oil battle fuels Africa’s lengthy conflict

Drilling revives 40-year-old fight over Western Sahara’s future

Coffee experts fear for Brazil harvest

Traders seek to discover impact of unprecedented drought

Tying up the internet

Concerns are rising that efforts to protect citizens from foreign surveillance will Balkanise the digital world

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