The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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How Mauritius' sugar cane is proving flexible
How Mark Pearson, the boss of discount offers website My Voucher Codes, set up the business and became a self-made multi-millionaire.
Why being brilliant is not enough at work
The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.
Male and female civil servants will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce.
Environment Secretary Liz Truss says large-scale solar farms are "ugly" as she confirms plans to cut a taxpayer subsidy for the schemes.
The German government must increase investment to improve competitiveness, says finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.
Public services need their "fair share" of money from economic growth if they are to continue to be affordable in the future, the health minister says.
Treating common ailments like coughs and colds at community pharmacies could save the NHS over £1bn a year, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society claims.
The element that heats the Earth and gets everyone arguing
Tens of thousands of people have joined protests calling for an increase in pay following a week of industrial action organised by unions.
Police and protesters clash in a battle for territory in the Hong Kong district of Mong Kok, as both sides confirm talks will take place on Tuesday.
Tens of thousands of people march in London, Glasgow and Belfast, calling for pay increases and an end to austerity measures.
Learning to drive can be a tricky hurdle to overcome no matter however old you are, but for many young drivers the financial cost can be a particular challenge.
Citizens Advice is to provide free face-to-face guidance following the government's announcement of new pension rules.
Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, the chief economist at the Bank of England has said.
Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, says the chief economist at the Bank of England.
How the cost of learning to drive can mount up
Global stock markets stage a partial recovery after a week of precipitous falls and volatility.
Oyster fishing is set to make a comeback in Wales after marine biologists reintroduced 40,000 oysters into Swansea Bay.