The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Misunderstanding financial terms and conditions set out in the small print costs UK consumers £21bn a year, says the Money Advice Centre.
China's biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding says it expects to price its initial public offering (IPO) at between $60 and $66 per a share.
Lufthansa says a pilots' strike on Friday has meant the cancellation of 200 flights and that the stoppage has also hit the travel plans of passengers.
Shares in mining firms are hit by weak commodity prices, hitting London's benchmark index, the FTSE 100.
The US economy added 142,000 jobs in August, latest figures reveal, less than expected partially as a result of a supermarket strike.
A U-turn from Coca-Cola as the company says it will adopt government recommendations and introduce traffic light nutrition labels.
The closing of the border between Liberia and Ivory Coast, due to the Ebola outbreak in the region, is causing a problem for cocoa farmers.
The Welsh design company Laura Ashley has reported a 15% rise in profits after success in its home range.
The small West African country of Benin has become one of the main destinations for second-hand cars, coming from Europe and the US.
Government contracts with firms such as G4S and Serco go wrong because managing them is not taken seriously enough in Whitehall, says a report.
Apple is to bolster iCloud security after intimate pictures of celebrities were stolen and published online.
A crisp manufacturer has plans to close two of its factories, putting 186 jobs at risk.
German industrial production posts the strongest monthly rise in almost two and a half years in July, up 1.9%.
Mobile phones have made wearing a watch strictly optional - but some watch firms are still prospering, as the Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair shows.