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Chinese smartphone users are taking to mobile ecommerce faster than expected, creating a boom for mobile internet companies. By Charles Clover in Beijing
Cobalt International Energy has severed ties with an Angolan company in which top officials in the oil-rich African state By Tom Burgis
Think of them as God’s back-office. Technology start-ups have spied an opportunity in helping Christian clergy manage their By Sally Davies
Like many of those gathered to hear a campaign trail speech by Bernd Lucke, leader of Germany’s anti-euro party Alternative By Jeevan Vasagar in Borna
Alibaba’s upcoming listing on the New York Stock Exchange could be the biggest IPO ever. The Chinese e-commerce company has By Tom Pearson, Robert Armstrong, Sujeet Indap, Steve Bernard and Robin Kwong
The UK’s cabinet minister for Scotland has said he would be prepared to join a cross-party team negotiating the terms of By George Parker, Political Editor
In a UK general election as excruciatingly tight as next year’s will be, almost any event can be said to be decisive. So we By Janan Ganesh
Investors should be extra careful about betting on South Korean banks, given the sector’s frequent internal strife and Song Jung-a and Ben McLannahan
The leader of anti-government protests that triggered May’s military coup in Thailand walked free on Thursday after judges By Michael Peel in Bangkok
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