The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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How 'No' vote will alter Scottish tax and benefits
Businesses speak of 'relief' over Scotland's rejection of independence, and banks say they will no longer be shifting operations out of Scotland.
Despite a temporary slump in the market, Kenya's flower sector delivered $500m in sales in 2013.
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
Scottish vote and uncertainty
Chinese online giant Alibaba prices its shares $68 ahead of the start of trading on Friday, making it one of the biggest stock market listings ever.
Kenya's security sector grows in aftermath of Westgate attack
Multi-billionaire Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps aside to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as co-chief executives.
The man behind China's internet giant Alibaba
Microsoft announces another 2,100 redundancies as part of a target to cut 18,000 jobs, about 14% of its workforce.
Farmers in the northern India state of Haryana are using technology to mitigate the impact of climate change.
The BBC's Shilpa Kannan meets Indian farmers to find out how they are changing the way they work, and to see the technology helping them cope with climate change.
India and China sign 12 agreements, one of which will see China investing $20bn in India's infrastructure over five years.
The Irish government upgrades growth forecasts for 2014 after the economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 1.5% in the April-to-June quarter.
A European Central Bank measure designed to stimulate the flagging eurozone economy has seen a low initial take-up by banks.
A bill to restrict foreign ownership in Russia's media will go before the Russian parliament, dominated by allies of President Putin.
Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering in New York.
NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.
UK retail sales rose by 0.4% during August, helped by shoppers looking to snap up high-powered vacuum cleaners ahead of an EU ban on the products.
Sony shares plunged by up to 12% in Tokyo trading after it warned of a bigger than expected annual loss because of its mobile business.