The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Why are so many European universities merging?
The world's biggest oil and gas companies risk losing $2.2tn by overestimating future demand for fossil fuels, a report suggests.
Toyota is recalling another 1.6 million vehicles equipped with defective air bags.
Ukraine bans all Russian planes from using its airspace as Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom stops delivering gas to its neighbour.
A launch of retail billionaire Sir Philip Green's new clothing company with singer Beyonce is planned for spring next year.
Thomas Cook has hailed 2015 as "a year of real progress" despite what it described as "turbulence in some of our destinations".
The Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement and Spending Review will be set out on Wednesday. What are his options as he attempts to balance the books?
Hand embroidered slippers are one of the few remaining traditional Hong Kong manufacturing trades - and they are getting a revamp.
Norman Smith asks whether the changes to tax credits could cause lasting damage to the Conservative Party.
How one small business has helped transform the fortunes of a downtown district in Budapest, Hungary.
The Budapest cafe perking up a former red light district
Wholesale outlet Costco is the latest retailer to be linked to an outbreak of E .coli, says the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Rolls-Royce chief executive Warren East says he understands investors' concerns and promises to be more transparent about the risks it faces.
Travel shares pull the FTSE lower as investors remain wary of the sector in the wake of the recent terror attacks.
US economic growth for the third quarter is revised up, helped by stronger investment and house building.
British Airways and Easyjet cancel all flights between the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh until January, in the wake of last month's Sinai plane crash.
French carmaker Peugeot Citroen plans to measure and publish "real world" fuel usage and pollutant emissions of its main passenger vehicles
The business, economics and politics editors of BBC News explain what to look out for in Wednesday's Spending Review.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney tells the UK Treasury Committee that interest rates are likely to remain low "for some time".