The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Senior HMRC officials appear before the Treasury Select Committee to answer questions on the HSBC tax scandal
More properties were owned outright than with a mortgage among households in England for the first time in 2013-14, but renting is higher among the young, figures show.
Apple is ordered to pay $533m to a company that does not make products of its own but sues others for payments, in a dispute over iTunes.
The European Commission approves proposals for a single European market in the supply, purchase and consumption of energy.
Lego reports a 15% rise in sales and profits for 2014, hailing the performance as "highly satisfactory".
Another two Royal Bank of Scotland employees have been suspended as part of an investigation by the bank into failings in its foreign exchange business.
Four people are arrested after a series of raids in East Anglia and Surrey by officers investigating a multimillion-pound fraud operation.
Firms in the UK used 1.8 million zero-hours contracts at the height of last summer, official statistics show.
A Sim card maker at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims says it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did attack it.
AO World, the online white goods retailer, has seen its shares fall by almost a third after warning that full-year profits and sales will be lower than expected.
Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play 2022 World Cup in November and December.
TSB Banking Group hails 2014 as "a pivotal year" as it claims an 8.4% share of all people switching or opening a new bank account.
Bus tycoon James Easdale resigns from Rangers' board following fan pressure against the current Ibrox regime.
Employees of the UK's biggest companies are missing the chance to inflate their pension pots, research says, as insurers warn that pension reforms are not ready.
Supermarket chain Morrisons has named former Tesco director David Potts as its new chief executive.
India's mobile internet market is to triple in size by 2017 while China's is forecast to double in three years, says Boston Consulting Group.
US Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen signals that a rise in US interest rates is unlikely in the near future.
Foreign investors may have to pay large fees before buying Australian residential real estate or businesses, the government announces.
Asia's share markets were mixed on Wednesday despite record closes in the US and the eurozone's approval of reform proposals submitted by Greece for its bailout.
Hewlett Packard, the world's second biggest computer maker, has forecast worse-than-expected full-year earnings.