The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Sara Jane Ho on the philosophy behind her business, China's first "finishing school" Institute Sarita.
Michelle Sun, 28, the founder of First Code Academy on how she made the leap from investment banking to starting her own business
AstraZeneca and pharmaceutical bodies warn of a "terrible human cost" unless new ways of funding antibiotics are found.
Elsa Prieto of Pili Pop on the advantages of being a woman entrepreneur.
Meryl Benitah, founder of an online storage business, talks about what it's like to be a female entrepreneur and her biggest moment of bravery.
Two-thirds of people in the North of England have either never heard of, or know nothing about, the Northern Powerhouse, according to a BBC-commissioned survey.
Planned government spending cuts could combine with a weak global economy to create a "lethal combination" of factors, former business secretary Sir Vince Cable tells the BBC.
Yancey Strickler, cofounder of Kickstarter, offers the business advice he wishes he'd had when he started out, as part of the BBC News series, CEO Secrets.
The Indian whisky producers choosing to compete on quality rather than price.
Asian markets have opened lower, starting what is expected to be a global sell-off after the Paris attacks.
Japan's economy shrinks 0.8% on an seasonally adjusted basis in the third quarter, marking a technical recession in the world's third largest economy.
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Human societies will soon start to experience adverse effects from manmade climate change, a prominent economist has warned.
The head of one of Northern Ireland's leading companies says he remains optimistic about the performance of the manufacturing sector despite recent job losses.
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