The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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David Sun Tak Kei, a director at Hong Kong's Audit Commission explains why China's proposed governance reforms have sparked protests.
Are we in danger of entering a digital dark age?
The firm which can hire pop stars to sing for you
Meet the two brothers who have set up a global concierge business, a company which books or buys things on behalf of rich customers.
Rent increases would be capped at inflation under Labour plans to stop tenants being "ripped off", Ed Miliband says.
Deutsche Bank reports a sharp fall in profits after setting aside €1.5bn to cover legal costs, days after being fined €2.3bn for rate rigging.
Profit warnings from UK-listed companies rose in the first three months of the year despite the improved economic outlook, a report says.
Ghana is told by an international tribunal not to begin any new offshore drilling for oil in disputed waters with the Ivory Coast.
Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of VW, Europe's biggest carmaker, resigns after a power struggle with his chief executive.
Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, but the Queen has dropped out of the top 300 for the first time, according to the Sunday Times.
The UK's biggest conference pear orchard has been planted at a farm in Kent, using techniques already used abroad in a bid to help British producers compete with their foreign rivals.
Parents due partial refunds on their children's air tickets face a variety of ways to claim the money.
Unemployment has hit a seven-year low, but more than a third of the new jobs created last year went to workers from abroad.
The Nasdaq and S&P 500 close at new record highs after US tech firms report strong first quarter profits.
Up to four million homeowners could struggle to move house as a direct result of the new rules on mortgage applications which came in last year.
Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the US because the bikes could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage.
Around 40% of homeowners with mortgages could struggle to move because they would not qualify for a new loan under tough new rules
HSBC says it is considering whether to move its headquarters out of the UK, following "regulatory and structural reforms" in the banking industry.