The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 8 hours 33 min ago
UK house price growth slowed in April, following the surge of buying in March, according to the Nationwide Building Society
Twelve current and former Volkswagen managers will be paid about £49m for 2015 despite record losses.
The boss of advertising giant WPP, Sir Martin Sorrell, defends his pay package as revenues rise.
Japanese shares fell and the yen surged after the Bank of Japan decided against any extra monetary easing.
Japan's Sony reports full-year profits of $1.4bn as Playstation sales help to turn around the company's fortunes.
A group of eight influential economists have thrown their support behind the Leave campaign in the UK's referendum on EU membership.
Facebook shares jump after it said quarterly profits tripled from a year earlier to $1.51bn.
Japanese gaming company Nintendo says it plans to sell its majority stake in US baseball team Seattle Mariners.
China's push for driverless cars accelerates
Vehicle manufacturers in China are hoping to introduce the self-drive car within two or three years.
The growing number of people switching careers in later life
Valeant chief executive Michael Pearson says a strategy of raising prices on older medicines had gone too far.
Technology and innovation driving traditional sari makers out of business in Varanasi, India.
The US Federal Reserve has kept interest rates between 0.25% and 0.5%, the rate its held since December.
Billionaire Elon Musk plans to send his Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018.
The FTSE 100 edges higher, while shares in Barclays rise after its first-quarter results beat expectations.
The former BHS owner, Dominic Chappell, says he is preparing a bid to buy BHS out of administration.
DreamWorks Animation's shares surge almost 19% on reports that US cable giant Comcast is in talks to buy the Hollywood studio for $3bn (£2.1bn).
The head of the European Union rejects Greece's request to hold an emergency meeting over the country's bailout programme.