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As Alibaba prepares to float in New York, what view will investors there take of the Chinese e-commerce giant?
Japan narrows its trade deficit in August as a fall in imports lowers the country's energy bill for the month.
The Chinese internet giant Alibaba is set to raise billions on the US stock exchange and is expected to be one of the biggest share offerings in history.
A group of farmers are hoping to succeed where others have failed: in creating the first commercially viable wasabi growing business in North America.
Bee probe and skin printer make awards shortlist
The World Bank says the Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic impact on the economies of West Africa.
The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.
The US Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.
Has quantitative easing helped the US economy?