The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Mining companies Anglo American and Lonmin have announced plans to cut tens of thousands of jobs in the wake of commodity price falls.
Renowned author and restaurateur Emma Chen explains whether you should ever knock a bowl with a chopstick, and whether using a fork in a Chinese restaurant is ok.
Comedian Colm O'Regan takes a look at how some people got very rich in the US in the 19th Century - but most didn't.
What is it about Zambia that draws so many Chinese firms and people to it? The BBC's Kennedy Gondwe has been finding out.
The Treasury lobbied financial regulators to limit compensation for businesses that were mis-sold interest rates products, the BBC has learned.
From Mandarin lessons in schools to fridge companies, the BBC's Lerato Mbele takes a closer look at the relationship between the countries.
A US regulator launches an investigation into whether drinks company Diageo has been shipping excess stocks to customers to boost results.
A bidding war for the Financial Times saw a last minute battle between Germany's Axel Springer and the eventual winner, Japan's Nikkei, the FT reports.
How our emotions and biometrics could change the way advertising works.
Bookmakers Ladbrokes has announced it plans to merge with Gala Coral in a deal expected to create the country's biggest betting shop chain.
Fifa admits the corruption scandal is putting off new World Cup sponsors and plans to hold a summit with existing sponsors in August.
When people want their broken down motorbikes and scooters mended in India, many go to a mechanic. But one firm is trying to encourage the two-wheeler specialist market.
The BBC meets one woman running her own manufacturing plant near the city of Pune. Satya Vadlamani is the managing director of Murli Krishna Pharma.
Four of the big six energy firms saw complaint levels rise at the start of 2015, according to Citizens Advice.
Nikkei's FT purchase thrusts it into global media spotlight
The UK housing market "is beginning to hot up again" as mortgage approvals rose by 8% in a year, a banking body says.
As Amazon announces better-than-expected sales figures, Michelle Fleury explains how the company has become so profitable.
The International Monetary Fund warns Japan not to rely too much on the weak yen but to push for more reforms.
The US blacklists a Singapore-based shipping firm over allegations it is supporting illicit arms shipments to North Korea.
What next for the man in charge of Google Glass?