The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The F-35 combat jet due to be used on the UK's new aircraft carriers will not make its UK debut on the first day of the Farnborough Airshow.
British drug firm Shire recommends a takeover offer from US rival AbbVie after its most recent £30bn ($51.3bn) offer.
Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) accelerates the appointment of new executives, originally due to start at the end of July.
Samsung Electronics says it has found "evidence of suspected child labour" at the factory of its Chinese supplier Dongguan Shinyang Electronics.
Swiss chocolate firm Lindt & Sprungli agrees a deal to buy US rival Russell Stover, making it the third-largest chocolate manufacturer in North America.