The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Air New Zealand posts 30% jump in pre-tax earnings for the year ending in June to NZ$332m ($277.4m; £167.7m).
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A letter signed by 130 firms says the business case for independence “has not been made”.
Burger King confirms that it plans to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
Royal Bank of Scotland is to receive a £15m fine from the Financial Conduct Authority on Wednesday - the latest in a series of fines for the troubled bank.
The FTSE 100 rises as trading resumes after the bank holiday, but shares in copper miner Antofagasta drop 3%.
South Africa avoids falling into recession after second-quarter GDP figures show the economy grew by 0.6% during the April-to-June period.
China's corruption watchdog is investigating one former and one current executive at one of Volkswagen's joint ventures for "seriously violating the law".
The annual pace of US house price growth slowed in June, a survey indicates, continuing a long-term decrease in the rate of growth.
Recovery fears at heart of French government crisis
The prospective new owner of Ferguson Shipbuilders outlines expansion plans for the ailing Port Glasgow yard.
Bus services outside London need better regulation and competition, a centre-left think tank says.
Investment in Zimbabwe more than halved in the first six months of 2014, the country's central bank chief announces as President Mugabe visits China.
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Global advertising group WPP reported "good growth" despite a strong pound reducing overseas profits, Martin Sorrell says.
Transport giant Stagecoach says more people boarded its buses this summer as it posts a 4% rise in revenues from regional services.
High Street banks have reported a rise in savings deposits in July following the launch of New Individual Savings Account rules.
Mozilla, a company best known for its Firefox browser, launches its first low-cost smartphone in India, retailing for 1,999 rupees ($33; £19.90).