Salmond quits as vote shifts status quo

Despite failing to gain independence, Scottish referendum will change how UK is ruled

Alibaba opens at $92.70 in NYSE debut

Chinese ecommerce group sees 36% ‘pop’ over $68 listing price

Goldman admits cultivating ties with Libya fund

Bank’s defence filings reveal ‘strategic partnership’ with Gaddafi regime

Vodafone deal saves 900 Phones 4U jobs

Group to purchase 140 stores from administrator PwC

Mexico’s oil hedging deal exposed

Public disclosure of large options trade sets oil traders talking

How complacency almost lost a united kingdom

Westminster was unconcerned until a poll on September 6 sparked panic

David Cameron’s fightback begins

British PM’s promise of more powers for the English angers Labour

The union lives, but it may as well be dead

The UK may have survived but in its present design it is possibly dead

GSK’s pain from scandal likely to linger

Guilty verdict may be just the start of its woes

Cold world: sanctions against Russia have raised questions on the future of expensive projects in the Kara Sea north of Siberia

Exxon winds down Russian Arctic drilling

Oil group is biggest casualty of broader sanctions

Sarkozy announces a return to politics

Move seen as first step in run for 2017 presidential election

IMF warns of emerging markets slowdown

Deceleration seen to threaten the future of the global economy

Comment and Analysis

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Markus Persson: a gaming superstar

The shy creator of ‘Minecraft’ has sold out to Microsoft for $2.5bn and quit his company

Jeremy Paxman on the Forward Prize for poetry

We need poetry more than ever, says the broadcaster and Forward Prize judge

Human creativity will survive technology

Who would have continued in a horse-drawn carriage once we had the car, asks Diana Athill

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