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The brains behind China's largest e-commerce firm Alibaba
Can Indian Super League football take on cricket?
The pound has fallen in response to a YouGov poll showing a narrow lead for Scottish independence for the first time.
Budget airline, Ryanair, agrees an order valued at $10.4bn for 100 new Boeing aircraft, with an option for further 100.
Moscow threatens to ban EU flights over Russian airspace in retaliation for further European Union sanctions.
Ex-US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is being investigated for alleged money-laundering through his wife's bank account in Vienna, reports from Austria say.
The EU says new sanctions against Russia should be adopted shortly and take effect on Tuesday, despite a Kremlin warning of retaliation.
The pound has fallen to its lowest level in 10 months amid uncertainty about Scotland's future within the UK.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has launched the public share sale of part of its US subsidiary, Citizens Bank.
General Motors has announced that by 2016, some of its Cadillacs will incorporate self-driving functions.
The leader of Britain's trade union movement warns of a "Downton Abbey-style" society in which social mobility "has hit reverse".
Japan's economy contracts more than forecast, shrinking 1.8% in the April-to-June quarter from the previous three months, official figures show.
French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel is allowed out of jail to serve the rest of his prison term wearing an electronic tag.
Two of the biggest names in household appliances, Electrolux and General Electric, strike a $3.3bn (£2bn) deal.
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 six months ago has had a negative impact on the country's once-thriving tourism industry.
China's latest export numbers beat forecasts for August, rising by 9.4% for the month, compared with forecasts of 8%.
Economy at heart of Brazil's presidential election battle
The other side of major football tournaments
Joanna Wei set up educational company Creatica, which runs hi-tech classes for Chinese schoolchildren.
Joanna Wei talks about her educational company Creatica, which runs hi-tech classes for Chinese schoolchildren.