The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.
UK retail sales rose by 0.4% during August, helped by shoppers looking to snap up high-powered vacuum cleaners ahead of an EU ban on the products.
Borrowers' appetite for home loans is "starting to wane" despite an annual rise in mortgage lending, a lenders' group says.
Sony shares plunged by up to 12% in Tokyo trading after it warned of a bigger than expected annual loss because of its mobile business.
Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.
As Alibaba prepares to float in New York, what view will investors there take of the Chinese e-commerce giant?
Japan narrows its trade deficit in August as a fall in imports lowers the country's energy bill for the month.
The Chinese internet giant Alibaba is set to raise billions on the US stock exchange and is expected to be one of the biggest share offerings in history.
A group of farmers are hoping to succeed where others have failed: in creating the first commercially viable wasabi growing business in North America.
Bee probe and skin printer make awards shortlist
The World Bank says the Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic impact on the economies of West Africa.
The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.
The US Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.
Has quantitative easing helped the US economy?
The FTSE 100 rises in early trade, but shares in Smiths Group fall more than 5% after the engineering group reports a fall in profits.
European Union new car registrations rose in July and August, industry figures show, indicating continued recovery across the region.
The BBC's economics editor Robert Peston discusses what currency Scotland would use - should it vote "Yes" for independence.
A sophisticated attack on eBay compromises at least two listings so that users who click on them are redirected to a fake page that attempts to steal their credentials.