The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 4 hours 15 min ago
A former Chinese mining firm executive on the run from insider trading charges in Australia has been extradited from Hong Kong.
Danish toymaker Lego will not renew a promotional contract with Royal Dutch Shell following pressure from environmental group Greenpeace.
Software maker Symantec becomes the latest tech company to announce that it will split its operations into two.
Finance ministers, IMF and World Bank officials are gathering to explore how to get the global economy back on track.
The service celebrates a 'first' birthday
Growing mushroom cushions and making plastic from air
Venezuela must pay oil giant Exxon Mobil $1.6bn (£1bn) in compensation for assets expropriated in 2007, says a World Bank panel.
Pay in the private sector is likely to rise faster than public sector wages in the next four years, according to a report.
The return of worries over global growth prospects sends the oil price and US shares tumbling in their biggest drop of the year.
London shares close at their lowest level for a year and the oil price drops as fears over eurozone growth resurface.
Homebuyers in Scotland will pay no tax on properties costing less than £135,000, Finance Secretary John Swinney announces.