The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.
How can the supermarket turn its fortunes around?
A start-up business in Brazil is rolling out a network of drop-in siesta centres, where people can go to take an afternoon nap.
Builders are preparing to construct new UK homes at a rate not seen since the before the financial crisis, new figures show.
KPMG and financial regulators have been criticised in a report by MPs into Co-op Bank's failed bid to buy 632 Lloyds branches last year.
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study has concluded.
China's top bosses explain the dos and don'ts of managing a fast-growing company.
Why India's love affair with gold is deepening
US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.
The London market closes higher boosted by better-than-expected results from drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline and a sharp rise in insurance firm shares.
Leadership expert Steve Tappin talks to Chinese bosses about the dos and don'ts of managing a firm which is growing very quickly.
Most benefit claimants will have transferred onto the government's universal credit scheme by the end of 2018, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith predicts.
Payday lenders strike back against criticism that they leave customers worse off.
South Africa's new finance minister cuts the country's economic growth forecast from 2.7% to 1.4%.
Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.
The founder of Superdry, Julian Dunkerton, gives up his role as CEO to focus on developing the brand's products and image.
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.
GlaxoSmithKline's shares rose 4% after its third quarter results beat expectations and it pledged to return an additional £4bn to shareholders via a special share scheme.
Oil giant Total appoints a new chief executive and new chairman to replace Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Moscow on Monday.
Home Retail Group says that store closures at Homebase will be accelerated, with the number of outlets cut by 25% by 2019.