The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The BBC's Simon Jack looks at the proposed 'mega-deal' between Shell and BG Group, which Shell shareholders vote on today.
Britain's first new nuclear power plant in decades could be delayed amid reports an EDF board meeting to decide whether to invest in Hinkley Point Power Station has been postponed.
Asian shares were subdued on Tuesday, drawing little support from a strong performance by US and European stock markets.
Will reformist Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung secure the top post in Vietnam's Communist party?
Why it no longer matters what country your car is from
Apple reports the slowest growth in iPhone sales since the product's 2007 launch and warns sales will decline for the first time later this year.
European markets turn positive on Tuesday afternoon after Wall Street opens higher on hopes for a deal to tackle the global oil glut.
Toymaker Hasbro is being sued by a fonts company over allegations it used a typeface to market its My Little Pony products without permission.
George Osborne faces further questions over the Google tax deal, with calls for greater transparency about how the £130m settlement was reached.
US bank JP Morgan Chase will pay $1.42bn (£990m) to settle most of the legal claims accusing it of draining Lehman Brothers of cash at the time of the 2008 financial crash.
Tesco "knowingly delayed paying money to suppliers in order to improve its own financial position", the supermarket ombudsman has found.
A fault at banking giant HSBC that left thousands of people without their wages before a bank holiday was caused by a mega-payment being rejected.
The head of China's National Bureau of Statistics is being investigated for suspected corruption.
Three fifths of in-house company pension schemes fail to offer flexible options for savers to take part of their pot as an income, consultants say.
The European Union needs the UK more than the UK needs it, the Vote Leave Campaign tells the BBC a day after Britain Stronger in Europe gave its view.
A senior figure at the Bank of England - Andrew Bailey - has been named as the permanent boss of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Dixons Carphone plans to merge the remaining PC World and Currys shops
Research on the amount of gas leaked from onshore oil and gas wells raises "serious questions" over the development of fracking in the UK, Greenpeace has said.
Markets in Asia have followed US markets lower as further falls in the price of oil have unsettled investors.
US carmaker Ford says it will close its operations in Japan and Indonesia blaming poor sales and and market conditions.