The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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From a tough upbringing in the English coastal town of Skegness, celebrity chef Jason Atherton talks about how he went on to build a restaurant empire.
China will double investment in Iranian infrastructure projects to more than $52bn according to Iran's Mehr news agency.
A South Korean collector buys a hat worn by French Emperor Napoleon for 1.9m euros at auction, smashing its expected sale price.
David Cameron pledges to put "rocket boosters" behind plans for an EU-US free trade deal, following a meeting with fellow leaders at the G20 summit.
Caterham's administrator says they have made 230 staff redundant while still planning to race at the Abu Dhabi grand prix.
Former Sports Minister Sir Hugh Robertson says he was told bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was a "Wild West" process.
Senior Conservatives back an investigation into claims Jean-Claude Juncker encouraged tax avoidance when he was Luxembourg leader.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says "governments can do better and that there can be higher growth and more jobs" as he closed the G20 summit held in Brisbane.
The G20 summit closes with pledges from leaders to boost the global economy, after Russian leader Vladimir Putin leaves the summit early.
It is thought the UK needs to improve energy-saving measures in over 13,000 existing homes a week if it is to meet its greenhouse gas commitments.
Retailer Sports Direct dismisses criticism by Ed Miliband of its use of zero-hours contracts, after the Labour leader calls it a "terrible place to work".
The BBC's Robert Peston reports from Hamburg on the economic condition of Germany, which has seen growth figures of just 0.1% in the third quarter of the year.
The cost and benefits of energy efficiency at home
An arrest warrant is issued for former Rangers owner Craig Whyte following an investigation into the club's sale in 2011.
The energy giant ceded its position as the world's second largest company to Microsoft, after concerns about the falling oil price devalued its shares.
The US House of Representatives passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, and it will now go to a vote in the Senate.
Shares in Richard Branson's Virgin America airline surge more than 30% in their first day of trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York.