The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Tens of thousands of fans turn out to watch competitors play each other at the League of Legends World Championship in Seoul, South Korea.
Greene King raises its offer for Spirit Pub Company, the owner of the Chef & Brewer chain, which indicates it will accept the bid if other details can be worked out.
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo officially starts in the top job today, but pushing through his reform programme won't be easy.
Asian shares bounce back after positive data and earnings from the US, and gains on Wall Street
Dozens of firefighters battled a major fire at Didcot B Power Station, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue has said.
How Mauritius' sugar cane is proving flexible
How Mark Pearson, the boss of discount offers website My Voucher Codes, set up the business and became a self-made multi-millionaire.
Why being brilliant is not enough at work
The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.
Male and female civil servants will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce.
Environment Secretary Liz Truss says large-scale solar farms are "ugly" as she confirms plans to cut a taxpayer subsidy for the schemes.
The German government must increase investment to improve competitiveness, says finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.
Public services need their "fair share" of money from economic growth if they are to continue to be affordable in the future, the health minister says.
Treating common ailments like coughs and colds at community pharmacies could save the NHS over £1bn a year, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society claims.
The element that heats the Earth and gets everyone arguing
Tens of thousands of people have joined protests calling for an increase in pay following a week of industrial action organised by unions.
Police and protesters clash in a battle for territory in the Hong Kong district of Mong Kok, as both sides confirm talks will take place on Tuesday.
Tens of thousands of people march in London, Glasgow and Belfast, calling for pay increases and an end to austerity measures.
Learning to drive can be a tricky hurdle to overcome no matter however old you are, but for many young drivers the financial cost can be a particular challenge.