The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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US bank Goldman Sachs has reported a 50% jump in third-quarter profit after a sudden pickup in bond market activity helped to boost revenues.
EmployAbility's Tab Ahmad on the challenges for employers and candidates about positions for people with disabilities
After Tata Steel says it plans to sell its Long Products division to Klesch Group, business minister Matthew Hancock says UK steel's future is "bright".
The richest 1% own nearly half the world's wealth, a Credit Suisse report estimates - the BBC investigates in 60 seconds.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announces a rise in the "tax gap" - the difference between the amount of tax it should collect theoretically, and the actual total.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who described his Tesco investment as a "huge mistake", offloads 245 million shares in the grocer.
WH Smith, the high street stationery, bookstore and travel chain, reports a rise in full-year profits after a "strong performance".
Satellite TV broadcaster BSkyB has said quarterly profits more than doubled on broad demand for its pay TV and broadband services across Europe.
Citizens Advice is warning people against taking out high-cost credit such as logbook loans which have APRs of around 400%.
US drug firm AbbVie recommends that its shareholders vote against a £32bn takeover of UK rival Shire following new tax rules announced by the US Treasury.
In Singapore, both government research agencies and businesses are looking at new ways to use robots for wider commercial purposes.
US shares of Netflix, the world's largest video streaming service, plunged on Wednesday after it reported fewer subscribers than forecast.
In his first interview the boss of Chinese telecoms firm Huawei, which is banned from bidding for US government contracts, says the group will grow even without the US.
Huawei's chief executive Guo Ping gives his first ever TV interview to the BBC's Linda Yueh, and explains why the firm doesn't need the US market.
As Ethiopia's economy continues to expand, business is growing strongly for coffee shops in the capital Addis Ababa.
Why bank cashiers are no longer found behind glass
EBay said sales for 2014 won't meet its prior estimates, saying the last three months of the year will be worse than thought.
Global shares fall sharply as concerns about weak global economic growth knock investor confidence.