The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announces its intention to take a 20% stake in one of China's biggest milk processors, Beingmate.
The mobile messaging app Snapchat has been valued at $10bn, according to reports, putting it in the same league as start-ups such as Dropbox and AirBnB.
Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £14.5 million for "serious failings" in its mortgage sales business.
Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £14.5m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failing to ensure that it gave suitable mortgage advice to customers.
Estate agent Foxtons reports a big rise in half-year profits, but warns that it expects business to slow down in the second half of the year.
Budget airline Ryanair has confirmed that it plans to bid for the Cypriot national airline, Cyprus Airways, which is up for sale.
A new law has been passed meaning that smartphones in California will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen.
Two business chief executives give their opinions on whether independence would be good for Scotland's businesses.
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.
A new survey has shown that while salaries across the Asia Pacific are set to increase by an average of 7% next year, the higher cost of living will probably chew up most of the extra money.
With falling milk prices, companies are looking at other ways to make money, and Mengniu Dairy, China's biggest, has recently decided to venture into the yoghurt business.
Air New Zealand posts 30% jump in pre-tax earnings for the year ending in June to NZ$332m ($277.4m; £167.7m).
A profile of Walid Sultan Midani, the founder of Tunisia's first video game development company, and his plans for global success.
The Italian city that as been making violins for centuries
A letter signed by 130 firms says the business case for independence “has not been made”.
Burger King confirms that it plans to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
Royal Bank of Scotland is to receive a £15m fine from the Financial Conduct Authority on Wednesday - the latest in a series of fines for the troubled bank.
The FTSE 100 rises as trading resumes after the bank holiday, but shares in copper miner Antofagasta drop 3%.
South Africa avoids falling into recession after second-quarter GDP figures show the economy grew by 0.6% during the April-to-June period.
China's corruption watchdog is investigating one former and one current executive at one of Volkswagen's joint ventures for "seriously violating the law".