The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 7 hours 54 min ago
A three-day strike begins at Amazon distribution depots in Germany in a dispute over pay and conditions.
A template for fee-free bank accounts has been revealed by the Treasury after a deal was struck with UK major banks.
Taxi drivers block some roads around Paris and at airports in protest at the taxi-booking service Uber.
Rival Libyan troops clash over control of two of the country's main oil terminals for a second day, leading to their closure.
A nationwide strike in Belgium has brought air, rail and road transport to a halt and forced many businesses to close.
An independent inquiry is to be set up to investigate the air traffic control computer failure which disrupted flights at UK airports last week.
Rangers confirm manager Ally McCoist has resigned and his salary will revert to £750,000 per year after he took a wage cut.
A Londonderry-based company apologises for a software glitch that led to hundreds of items being sold for just 1p on Amazon.
The latest Tankan survey - a gauge of sentiment - shows the business mood among Japan's manufacturing firms has worsened slightly in the three months to December.
Australia's government said it expects the nation's deficit to grow to $40.4bn Australian dollars ($33.2bn) in the 12 months to June.
The focus of Asian markets was on Japan after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition win did little to boost Japanese shares, weighed down by a business survey.
A quarterly survey has found that more than one third of Australians rate the country's economy as "poor", up from 25% in September
How Paul Lindley, the boss of Ella's Kitchen, built up the UK's largest baby food business.
Workers on zero-hours contracts earn nearly £300 a week less than permanent employees, according to a new report.
The head of Opec reiterates that the oil producers' cartel will not try to shore up plunging oil prices by reducing production.
The UK's national air traffic service is accused by Vince Cable of "skimping on large scale investment" after an IT glitch led to widespread disruption across UK airports.
The US Senate completes congressional approval of a controversial $1.1tn federal budget which will now be sent to President Barack Obama.
The government vows to improve helplines for people seeking tax advice as a Which? survey finds almost 30% of callers to two lines were cut off.
Airports are returning to normal, although about 40 flights were cancelled at Heathrow, the day after a computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre.