The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Energy firms are being accused of "token price cuts" and failing to pass on larger savings to their customers.
BBC economics correspondent, Andrew Walker, with his assessment of what a new ruler in Saudi Arabia will mean for oil policy.
Chancellor George Osborne has rejected claims that "major tax rises" are needed to fund the UK's public services.
India is one of the top three target markets for US franchises looking to expand.
The growing number of companies hiring Americans to work in India is viewed by some as an encouraging new trend.
A key survey of eurozone business activity reached a five month high in January, but firms are cutting prices at their fastest rate in five years.
For some shops, UK retail sales in December may have been hit by Black Friday sales in November, ONS says.
Car plants in the UK produced more than 1.5 million vehicles last year, the most since 2007, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Coalition austerity changes to taxes and benefits have cost the average UK household £489 a year, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Asian shares rose on Friday encouraged by a rise in oil prices following news of the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.
BBC Breakfast asks members of the public whose face they would like to see on Bank of England notes.
Designer shoe maker Jimmy Choo reports yearly net revenue growth of 12%, with Asia its strongest region.
Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector contracted for the second consecutive month, according to a preliminary survey on Friday.
Barclays Bank apologises for interruptions to its online and telephone banking services, but later says the problems have been fixed.
Climate change poses huge potential risks to global economies and will be high on the agenda at Davos.
Growth in South Korea - Asia's fourth largest economy - fell to a six year low in the fourth quarter of last year, latest figures show.
Why Ellen MacArthur is still going around in circles
Have women tennis players smashed the gender pay gap?
The business of taking back embarrassing messages