The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 6 hours 17 min ago
A former Chinese mining firm executive on the run from insider trading charges in Australia has been extradited from Hong Kong.
Danish toymaker Lego will not renew a promotional contract with Royal Dutch Shell following pressure from environmental group Greenpeace.
Software maker Symantec becomes the latest tech company to announce that it will split its operations into two.
Finance ministers, IMF and World Bank officials are gathering to explore how to get the global economy back on track.
The service celebrates a 'first' birthday
Growing mushroom cushions and making plastic from air
Venezuela must pay oil giant Exxon Mobil $1.6bn (£1bn) in compensation for assets expropriated in 2007, says a World Bank panel.
Pay in the private sector is likely to rise faster than public sector wages in the next four years, according to a report.
The return of worries over global growth prospects sends the oil price and US shares tumbling in their biggest drop of the year.
London shares close at their lowest level for a year and the oil price drops as fears over eurozone growth resurface.
Homebuyers in Scotland will pay no tax on properties costing less than £135,000, Finance Secretary John Swinney announces.
Three unions representing local government workers and school support staff suspend a planned strike in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Billionaire investor and activist Carl Icahn urges Apple to buy back even more of its shares, to boost the company's stock price, which Mr Icahn says is undervalued.
An ex-cleaning lady has become the new executive director of Suffolk brewer Adnams after rising through the ranks.
The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.
Chancellor George Osborne warns in a BBC interview that the UK economy will be affected by the slowdown in the eurozone economy.
Dame Colette Bowe, a former chair of the UK telecoms regulator, will become the first full-time chair of the Banking Standards Review Council.
Thousands of people will receive a second tax statement from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) after their first estimate was miscalculated.
Defence giant BAE Systems is set to cut 440 management jobs across the UK, more than half of which will be in Lancashire.
Shares in N Brown, the owner of plus-size clothing brands Simply Be and Jacamo, sink 12% after it issues a profit warning following the recent spell of mild weather.