Hong Kong braces after China rules out open poll

Pro-democracy activist battle looms as Beijing says no role for public nomination

India and Japan send signal with bear hug

Modi-Abe friendship could reshape Asian geopolitics

EU to expand Russia sanctions in a week

Time running out to prevent full-scale war, says Poroshenko

Afren cuts production guidance

Shares fall at oil group as it issues qualified accounts

S&P 500 ends week at record high

Euro hits 12-month low as inflation slows

Putin raises the stakes in Ukraine

Russian incursion demands a tough western response

Russia-Ukraine tension sends crude higher

Oil prices still on target for monthly fall

Merkel to push for further Russia penalties

Spectre raised of deeper trade war with Moscow

‘Brushing’ risk for Alibaba’s IPO figures

Online sellers artificially inflate sales to get better placement

Ukraine to push for Nato membership

Rasmussen dismisses ‘hollow denials’ of Moscow involvement

Grieving Russians begin to question war

Some fear repeat of Soviets’ Afghan quagmire

Brazil: Marina’s coalition of the willing

Britain raises terror threat level to ‘severe’

India grows at fastest rate in two years

Better than expected figures boost Modi

Rongsheng breaches borrowing covenants

Debt pressures highlighted in world’s second-largest economy

Tesla revs up China push with Unicom deal

US car group to provide charging points at retail outlets in 120 cities

Five chart history of post-colonial Asia

Malaysia Airlines gets $2bn from Khazanah

Obama damps speculation of Syria strikes

US military to prepare ‘range of options’ against Isis

Rouble hits record low against the dollar

Deepening crisis between Russia and Ukraine hits FX markets

Hong Kong media baron denies CIA links

Jimmy Lai hits back at anti-graft raid on his home

Tax rise fails to daunt Stock Spirits

UK-based distiller’s first-half sales fall 10%

Ukraine worries rekindle risk aversion

Wall St losses curbed by economic optimism

Mexico bares its protectionist sole

Kookmin gets off lightly in South Korea’s latest banking scandal

Vivendi chooses Telefónica for GVT unit

Youku Tudou eyes bigger slice of film industry

China’s largest video hosting website creates film studio

Guest post: It is time for the west to act

Russia will be the major loser in Ukraine

Russia moves to freeze Ukraine conflict

Pakistani and Afghan infights must end

The leaders do not know what is good for them or their people

South Africa to issue maiden sukuk

Plans for sharia compliant sovereign bond as early as next month

India in Africa: Tata Motors joints partnership in Algeria

Russia invasion demands decisive response

The principle that states do not seize territory by force has been blatantly violated, writes Ivo Daalder

China deals cash blow to Mugabe

EM’s ‘fragile five’ back under pressure

But India and Indonesia in much stronger position this time

Malaysia Airlines cleared for revamp

Group’s losses widen as it struggles to cope with twin tragedies

China issues non-state group crude permit

Import licence granted to Guanghui Energy

Samsung faces China labour allegations

Supplier accused of employing children has come under scrutiny before

HK anti-graft agents raid tycoon’s home

Investigation launched into staunch critic of Beijing