The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Lloyds Banking Group confirms that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008.
Well-received results from Lloyds and airline group IAG fail to lift the FTSE 100 index.
Russia's president says he is cutting the salaries of his staff by 10%, as Russia's finances are hit by low oil prices and Western sanctions.
Aviation firm Airbus reports a big jump in full-year profits despite setting aside €551m (£401m) for delays on its A400M military aircraft.
Can an initiative to promote equality for women in the UAE really make a difference?
A numeracy charity's challenge prompts beauty giant L'Oreal to change an advert boasting about not being good at maths.
Airbus chief executive Tom Enders tells the BBC's Aaron Heslehurst there is a ''positive outlook'' for the A380 superjumbo, claiming ''airlines love it, customers love it''.
Wanted for war crimes, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends the first major weapons fair since the 2014 UN arms trade treaty.
An unofficial passport website has sued more than 150 of its own customers after they tried to cancel or refused to pay believing they had been misled.
The cost of first and second class stamps are each to rise by 1p from 30 March, Royal Mail announces.
International Airlines Group (IAG) reports a big jump in annual profits and raises its forecast for 2015 after a "remarkable" turnaround at Spanish airline Iberia.
German MPs vote overwhelmingly to extend financial aid to Greece by another four months, despite public scepticism.
How the Zimbabwean government is pushing platinum miners to build a refinery.
The gap between the most expensive and cheapest regional average house prices in England and Wales is more than £350,000, figures show.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei index edged up to a new 15-year high as the yen weakened, with investors shrugging off a raft of mostly disappointing economic figures.
Taofick Okoya sells up to 9,000 of his Queens of Africa dolls a month and claims to command about 15% of the market.
MPs say Chancellor George Osborne's claim to have "halved" the UK's £1.7bn EU budget surcharge last year is "not supported by the facts".
As the US tweaks its web regulations, Cuba is looking to radically update its internet infrastructure.
One of the world's biggest listed winemakers, Australia's Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has returned to profit in the six months to December.
AirAsia, one of Asia's most successful carriers, has posted its first net loss in two years, citing currency exchange losses and higher taxes.