The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Shares on the Athens Stock Market have continued to fall sharply on the prospect of an early election in the country
New lorries designed to make it easier for drivers to spot pedestrians and cyclists face delays of up to eight years, it has emerged.
Online taxi firm Uber accepts a ban on its service in Delhi after the alleged rape of a female passenger, saying it will review how it screens drivers.
Chelsea FC become the first Premier League club to sign up to the living wage.
The Bank of England will publish policy decisions and minutes of policy meetings at the same time in an effort to communicate with the public more clearly.
Shares in French aviation firm Airbus fell as much as 4.5% on Thursday after it said it might halt production of its A380 superjumbo in 2018.
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 10.5% from 9.5%, the second hike in six weeks, as it seeks to combat inflation.
Some pension providers are failing their customers, the City regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said.
Almost a fifth of companies face unfair supply chain practices, including "pay-to-stay", according to the Federation of Small Businesses.
Online search giant Google is shutting down its Google News service in Spain before a new intellectual property law is introduced.
Funding for up-and-coming British tennis talent will be severely cut in a bid to develop more top-100 players.
Asian shares drop again Thursday as falling oil prices continued to fuel global growth fears.
Japanese voters go to the polls this weekend, where they are widely expected to re-elect current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
South African bank Investec apologises after the headline "I can't breathe" on a research note causes an uproar on social media.
Should more affordable homes be built on water?
Cashing in on Brazil's obsession with perfect teeth
A growing number of small firms are boosting sales thanks to securing celebrity endorsements, but doing a deal with a famous figure doesn't necessarily guarantee success.
The price of oil falls below $65 per barrel after two separate reports indicate a global supply glut.
Where original singers struggle to find a hold in the music industry
Stocks on Wall Street tumble, with energy shares seeing some of the biggest falls as the oil price slides to a fresh five-year low.