The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Next reports a strong rise in half-year profits as higher house prices and the continuing economic recovery feed into household spending.
WM Morrison reports a fall in half year profits of just over 30% as it feels the effects of cutting prices to win back shoppers.
Dutch electronics firm Philips is a company in transition, and it's looking to Asia to bolster growth.
Analyst John Kurtz assesses Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's move to ease concerns among foreign companies and investors.
China's consumer inflation rate rises 2% in August from a year earlier, below the government's target of 3.5% and marking a four-month low.
Australia's largest department store group, Myer, reports a fall in its annual profits for the fourth consecutive year.
The women ending male dominance of Nigeria's oil industry
Choosing where to locate your business is a vital decision for any new start-up, as business reporter Perry King reports from Canada.
The question of which currency an independent Scotland would use has dominated the campaign. Newsnight's economics correspondent Duncan Weldon investigates the options.
Three Google workers recall living for months at a time at the firm's headquarters in California taking advantage of the perks it offers.
Administrators confirm the sale of Ferguson Shipbuilders at Port Glasgow to businessman Jim McColl's firm, Clyde Blowers Capital.
Ana Botin is appointed the new chair of the Spanish banking giant Santander, following the death of her father, Emilio Botin.
Scottish oil and gas revenue will reduce significantly by 2035 according to industry expert Sir Ian Wood.
Uncertainty over the outcome of the imminent referendum on Scottish independence has led to a slowdown in home sales, surveyors and solicitors report.
Plans for a major EU-US trade deal have been denounced by trade unions on the last day of their annual conference in Liverpool.
BBC London takes an exclusive look inside Crossrail to see how the transport scheme is taking shape.
Manchester United predicts profit and revenue to fall as a result of its failure to qualify for Champions League.
The UK and France get powerful jobs in the new European Commission, overseeing financial services and economic policy respectively.
Annuity rates - which determine the value of private pensions - saw their biggest monthly fall in three years last month, according to research.
Reports suggest that the Swedish studio behind video game blockbuster Minecraft is on the verge of being acquired by Microsoft.