The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 11 hours 38 min ago
Brazil's election highlights huge economic disparities
Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.
Ukraine and Russia find "consensus" on a deal to end their gas dispute, according to the boss of Ukraine's state gas firm.
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will allow Caterham to miss the next two Formula 1 grands prix to focus on finding a buyer.
After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, are cleared by an Italian court of tax evasion.
London's leading shares dip lower in Friday morning trading, led downwards by publisher Pearson.
Asda, the UK's second largest retailer, is facing a mass legal action over equal pay by women who work in its stores.
Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.
Ford reports a sharp fall in profits, largely due to the cost of developing its new F-150 pickup truck.
Several large Indian companies are developing their own mines in Australia, but environmentalists are concerned for the future of the Great Barrier Reef.
India's Mahashian Di Hatti (MDH) shows how many Indians' lifestyles are changing - it's now selling pre-packed spices to its customers.
Future entrepreneurs are being cherry-picked using data analysis by a venture capital business looking to get to start-ups earlier than its competitors.
Tamasin Ford reports on the effects of rapidly rising house prices in Windhoek, Namibia.
The cost of renting a home in Britain rose by 1% in the year to September, with the fastest growth seen in London and Scotland, official statistics show.
Roderick MacLeod reports on the growing trout farming business in the water-rich African country of Lesotho.
The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
Council leaders call for a more "common-sense approach" to term-time holidays.
UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.
Broadcaster STV submits applications to Ofcom for local television channel licences in Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee.