Salmond to resign as first minister in November

Scotland votes decisively to remain part of the union

Sarkozy announces a return to politics

Move seen as first step in run for 2017 presidential election

Alibaba traders point to strong NYSE debut

Chinese ecommerce group $68 shares touted around $90

Investors back UK assets in relief rally

Pound gains on Scottish No vote, but slips back later

Cameron promises more devolution for UK

Prime minister moves to reassure his restive parliamentary party

Pull of union proves too strong

More than three centuries of shared history win day for United Kingdom

Scottish Saltire flags wave in front of the logo for the Royal Bank of Scotland during a demonstration for Scottish Independence, Edinburgh, 21/9 2013 Photo ©:Mark Pinder +44 (0)7768 211174

UK financial shares jump on Scottish poll

RBS halts planning to shift headquarters

Boost from Scots ‘No’ may be shortlived

Slow-burning political risk for the UK will increase

IMF warns of emerging markets slowdown

Deceleration seen to threaten the future of the global economy

Coffee groups seek bids for French brands

Sale of Café Grand’Mère and L’Or units could fetch about €480m

Hirai struggles to reignite Sony’s spark

Japanese group symbolises the fall of the country’s tech titans

Blu Tack

Arkema seeks to bond with Blu Tack maker

French chemicals group offers oil major Total €1.74bn for Bostik

Comment and Analysis

Illustration by Lucas Varela of how PR has invaded the newsroom
©Lucas Varela

The invasion of corporate news

The lines between journalism and PR are becoming blurred as businesses bypass traditional media to get their message across

illustration by James Ferguson of MI6 chief Sir John Sawers
©James Ferguson

Sir John Sawers

Britain’s spy chief talks to Lionel Barber about risk, the Snowden revelations and reforming MI6

Hands on with the iPhone 6 on Apple’s big day

Tim Bradshaw reviews the latest offering from the tech giant

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