The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 5 hours 44 min ago
Is economic malaise a threat to Russia's president?
Where will the 'sledgehammer' cuts fall?
How mobile payment apps are taking off in South Africa
Is India too reliant on Chinese imports?
India's government is worried that any dispute with China could lead to India running out of essential drugs and is moving to avoid such a scenario.
US fast food worker protests expand to 190 cities as the movement to raise the minimum wage in the US to $15 (£9.57) an hour reaches its two-year anniversary.
Taxi booking firm Uber has raised another $1.2bn from investors, a deal that values the technology business at $40bn (£25.5bn).