The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The BBC's Robert Peston speaks to Labour peer Lord Noon about his decision to give up his non-dom status - which allows some wealthy UK residents to limit the tax paid on earnings outside the country.
Generic drug company Mylan bids nearly $30bn for Irish rival Perrigo in a deal that would create a pharmaceuticals giant.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Greek PM Alexis Tsipras did not ask for financial aid from Moscow during talks.
Labour defends its plans to end the non-domicile rule that allows some wealthy UK residents to limit the tax paid on overseas earnings.
Air traffic controllers in France have walked out on strike, with almost half of all flights going to and from France cancelled.
Women are increasingly responsible for learning new skills and bringing them back to the family firm in India.
Why is there a shortage of female directors at Indian firms? The BBC's Pratiksha Ghildial has been finding out.
Demand for mortgages fell sharply in the first quarter of the year in the UK, the Bank of England says, with a particular drop in prime lending.
Discount grocery chain Aldi is now the UK's sixth-largest grocer, a survey finds, overtaking upmarket chain Waitrose.
UK new car registrations see their highest monthly level since 1998, up from 6% this time last year.
US authorities upgrade India's aviation safety rating, allowing Indian airlines to increase the number of flights they operate to the country.
Royal Dutch Shell says it has agreed to buy oil and gas exploration firm BG Group in a deal that values the business at £47bn.
Japan's Nikkei index hit a 15-year high on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan maintained its asset purchase programme in an effort to boost the economy.
One of Australia's biggest lenders, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), wins an appeal against a landmark court ruling that some of its late fees were unfair.
Australia approves the sale of John Holland Group, one the country's biggest construction firms, to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).
Taiwan's government is introducing drastic water rationing measures to tackle the country's recent low rainfall and poor water conservation record.
How US museums are finding new ways to survive
Latin America's wake-up call on global school tests
Engineers unveil a flexible aluminium battery which they say could offer a cheap, fast-charging and safe alternative to current designs.