BBC Business News
Labour makes £8 minimum wage pledge (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:10:07 GMT)
The minimum wage would rise to £8 per hour by the end of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, leader Ed Miliband promises.
US calls for EU to 'boost' economy (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:23:03 GMT)
The US Treasury Secretary urges eurozone countries to "boost demand" in order to reduce unemployment and avoid deflation.
Alibaba shares surge on NY debut (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:31:24 GMT)
Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
Vodafone saves Phones 4U store jobs (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:34:20 GMT)
Restructuring at the Phones 4U head office is resulting in 628 redundancies, but 887 jobs in stores will be preserved.
Shares rise in London on 'No' vote (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:05:06 GMT)
Shares rise in London after Scotland rejects independence, as a rally in the pound fades.
Prada profit hit by fall in sales (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:53:27 GMT)
The Italian fashion house Prada reports a 20% fall in profit, hit by the strength of the euro and a fall in leather good sales.
GSK fined $490m by China for bribery (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:28:01 GMT)
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
Scottish 'No' vote 'relief' for firms (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:51:07 GMT)
Businesses speak of 'relief' over Scotland's rejection of independence, and banks say they will no longer be shifting operations out of Scotland.
South Sudan dismays investors (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:30:41 GMT)
South Sudan's decision to order foreign workers to leave, reversed a day later, has rattled investors and neighbours.
WPP moves into Mongolia (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:57:50 GMT)
A subsidiary of global advertising giant WPP has acquired a majority stake in a Mongolian ad agency.
Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:14:29 GMT)
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.
Rents 'rising faster than inflation' (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:12:01 GMT)
The cost of renting a home in England and Wales rose faster than inflation in the year to August, climbing 2.4%, according to a survey.
Microsoft cuts more than 2,000 jobs (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:52:10 GMT)
Microsoft announces another 2,100 redundancies as part of a target to cut 18,000 jobs, about 14% of its workforce.
Phones 4U 'rescue' attempt fails (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:40:46 GMT)
A group of bondholders in the collapsed retail chain, Phones 4U, have failed in an 11th-hour plan to rescue the company.
Clash over car tax disc changes (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:03:18 GMT)
Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.
Vacuum cleaner boost for retail sales (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:09:52 GMT)
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.
'Thousands lie' on motor cover forms (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:00:04 GMT)
A total of 180,675 fraudulent applications for motor insurance were detected by the industry last year, a trade body says.
Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:45:58 GMT)
Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.
Airlines' luggage surcharges 'legal' (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:08:22 GMT)
Airlines are within their rights to charge a supplement to customers checking-in their luggage, a court rules.
Women convicted of 'pyramid scheme' (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:31:51 GMT)
Six women are convicted of running a "pyramid scheme" in south-west England and south Wales in which thousands of people lost money.
Mortgage appetite 'starting to wane' (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:04:33 GMT)
Borrowers' appetite for home loans is "starting to wane" despite an annual rise in mortgage lending, a lenders' group says.
ECB stimulus offer sees low take-up (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:43:34 GMT)
A European Central Bank measure designed to stimulate the flagging eurozone economy has seen a low initial take-up by banks.
Irish economy bounces back strongly (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:03:35 GMT)
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.
India and China sign landmark deals (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:59:57 GMT)
India and China sign 12 agreements, one of which will see China investing $20bn in India's infrastructure over five years.
The PoW who built a $180m business (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:28:02 GMT)
A profile of Everett Alvarez, the former US Navy pilot, who spent eight and a half years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, before a successful career in government and business.
Africa's first education tablet (Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:01:28 GMT)
Ivorian Coast entrepreneur Thierry N'Doufou talks about how he developed a tablet computer which he wants to be used by all school children in the country.
How to be a big fish in a small pond (Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:02:10 GMT)
Singaporean businessman Kenny Yap says he aims to be the world's biggest tropical fish exporters: "I like being a big fish in a small pond," he tells the BBC.
Radisson halts Vikings sponsorship (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:05:06 GMT)
Hotel chain Radisson suspends its sponsorship of NFL team Minnesota Vikings after one of their players was charged with child abuse.
US firm assessing offer for Tottenham (Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:26:46 GMT)
US private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises confirms it is considering a takeover offer for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
Man United predicts fall in profit (Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:16:16 GMT)
Manchester United predicts profit and revenue to fall as a result of its failure to qualify for Champions League.