The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 11 hours 33 min ago
As students await their GCSE results, the government launches new apprenticeships in England, with new opportunities in areas like engineering, hospitality and journalism.
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.
Shares in South Africa’s largest banks have fallen after being downgraded by the credit ratings agency Moody’s.
Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates earlier this month, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.
A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.
Calvin Harris is still the world's top-earning DJ according to Forbes magazine.
British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.
China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.
Exports from Japan show a surprise pick-up in July, reigniting hopes of growth for the world's third largest economy.
How will Standard Chartered be affected by the New York banking regulator's fine and dollar clearing restrictions?
Australia's Woodside Petroleum sees a 27% jump in first half profit, mainly driven by higher prices for its key product - liquefied natural gas.
One of India's richest men, Subrata Roy, is selling off investments in an attempt to free himself from prison.
Food import ban begins to hit Russian shoppers
Why hundreds of thousands of people have left Ireland
Markus Frind, the entrepreneur behind the world's biggest dating site, has been so successful that he claims his company has helped to create more than one million babies.
A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer announces he is stepping down from the board with immediate effect.
Why India is struggling to attract tourists
Houses in the Cotswolds are less affordable than those in London when wages are taken into account, pricing out some locals.
More than 2,400 former Lehman Brothers bankers will have their pensions paid in full following a six-year legal battle.