The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Emanuel Daniel, from the Asian Banker, sets out the implications for Asia of the latest huge fine to be imposed on banks.
The head of the Hong Kong stock exchange tells the BBC a decision on the timing of an investment link between Hong Kong and Shenzhen exchanges could come within days.
How Mexico's car industry is being ramped up
The growing popularity of pet crematoriums and cemeteries
The Chancellor George Osborne tells business leaders Europe has to carry out reforms to avoid "sleepwalking" into a future where it has priced itself out of the global economy.
One of the UK's big manufacturers, Airbus, warns that the UK should remain inside the EU to guarantee future investment.
George Osborne signals a major push to boost the UK's economic productivity as he vowed not to "take his foot off the pedal" in the wake of the Tories' election victory.
A majority of Federal Reserve officials viewed a June rate rise as "unlikely" according to minutes from their April meeting.
Could it really default on its loans and leave the euro?
Five of the world's largest banks are to pay fines totalling $5.7bn for charges including manipulating the foreign exchange market.
Spotify adds non-music content to its streaming app including brief news bulletins and longer video and audio podcasts.
Shares in fashion house Burberry fall more than 5% after it lowers its profit guidance for the current financial year.
Millions of rail passengers are hit by delays in Germany after Deutsche Bahn's drivers go on strike again.
The High Court turns down an application to vary the bail conditions imposed on Navinder Sarao, the trader accused of helping cause the stock market "flash crash".
Swiss bank UBS pays a total of $545m to settle an investigation into alleged manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
US retail giant Target reports a 52% increase in quarterly profits, helped by a boost from online sales.
Energy company SSE has reported a 40% rise in profits from its retail arm, despite losing more than 500,000 customers over a year.
A man has cross-stitched a debit card and sent it to his bank to express his irritation at waiting for a replacement.
Marks and Spencer reports its first rise in annual profits for four years, saying it has made "good progress".
Millions of commuters in Germany have had their travel plans disrupted as train drivers across the country stage their ninth strike in just 11 months.