The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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BT is to offer free Premier League football coverage to its broadband customers, the telecoms company announces, in a direct challenge to BSkyB.
The Bank of England keeps its stimulus programme of quantitative easing (QE) unchanged and also holds interest rates at 0.5%.
Lloyds Banking Group plans a further 850 job cuts, with the bulk of the losses coming with the closure of one office.
The buy-to-let sector now accounts for a record portion of total mortgage loans, according to lenders' data.
Ren Zhengfei, the founder of China's Huawei - the world's second-largest telecom equipment maker - speaks to the media for the first time.
Research by the British Stammering Association suggests two thirds of employees with a stammer hold back on sharing ideas at work and hold back on going for promotions.
The number of UK homes repossessed in the first three months of the year rose slightly compared with the previous quarter, lenders say.
UK industrial production rose in March, boosted by manufacturing and a recovery in oil and gas output, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Nigerian energy entrepreneur Kola Karim spoke to the BBC about the importance of the private sector in tackling corruption.
Electronics giant Sony reports an annual profit for the first time in five years, boosted by a weakening yen and asset sales.
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes explains why the once-mighty corporate giant struggled for so long.
Housebuilder Barratt Developments reports improving sales and says market conditions are "the most positive we have seen for five years".
As Wall Street's record breaking run continues, some analysts wonder if it will be short lived.
Supermarket chain Morrisons says underlying sales have dipped in the past three months, but believes it has made a "solid start" to the year.
Rio de Janeiro politicians launch a bill to rename the city's Joao Havelange stadium, saying corruption allegations mean the ex-Fifa boss is "unworthy" of the honour.
South Korea's central bank cuts its key interest rate in a surprise move aimed at boosting growth and countering the weak Japanese yen.