The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The number of UK properties sold nearly halved between March and April, HMRC figures show, as changes to stamp duty were introduced.
Swiss financial regulators open criminal proceedings against the country's BSI bank over links to the corruption investigation into Malaysia's 1MDB fund.
A London-based company says a self-imposed tax could solve the gender pay gap.
Nationwide building society says annual profits have risen to £1.3bn, citing strong mortgage lending and savings inflows.
Streaming music platform Spotify saw revenue top 1.95bn euros ($2.2bn; £1.5bn) over the past year, but has yet to make a profit.
Japanese shares lost ground following falls on Wall Street on Monday ahead of weak US economic data expected later this week.
A sugar shortage has forced Coca-Cola to stop producing soft drinks in Venezuela amid an escalating food and energy shortage.
The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society has said.
The start-up aiming to beat the traffic in Indonesia
Nadiem Makarim, the co-founder of Indonesia's mobile app Go-jek says that to be successful, "you have to out-innovate everybody else".
How virtual reality is changing the way we work
From High Street dominance to troubles with fast fashion
An application to carry out fracking in England for the first time since a ban was lifted in 2012 is approved.
A Goldman Sachs banker told a key executive from Sir Philip Green's company about the risks of selling BHS to Dominic Chappell, MPs heard.
Leaving the European Union would tip the UK into a year-long recession, with up to 820,000 jobs lost within two years, Chancellor George Osborne has claimed.
Rail operator TransPennine Express (TPE) announces a £230m deal for 25 new trains to serve the north of England and Scotland.
A restaurant owner is jailed for the manslaughter of a customer who died from an allergic reaction to peanuts in a takeaway curry.
Will paying with contactless cards make us fat?
The owner of the LA Times and Chicago Tribune has rejected a second takeover offer from media firm Gannett, but said it was open to talks.
Bookseller Waterstones is to stop selling digital books and will instead divert customers to Japanese e-book company Kobo.