The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Microsoft will cut up to 18,000 jobs marking the deepest cuts in the technology firm's 39-year history.
Russian share prices fall sharply after US and European sanctions were boosted over the crisis in the Ukraine.
Almost £20m raised by fining the banking industry will partly fund specialist accommodation for military veterans, the prime minister says.
An example of a letter sent out to Lloyds customers by a law firm - but actually from Lloyds Bank itself - has been published by MPs
The multi-billion dollar sale of Australian department store David Jones to South Africa's Woolworths Holdings is approved by a court in Sydney
Grangemouth plant owner Ineos is to build Europe's largest ethane storage tank after receiving a £230m loan guarantee from the UK government.
Earlier this year Malaysian Flight 370 disappeared without trace. Soon, proposals will be set out to ensure that never again can an aircraft vanish.
Shares in mother and baby retailer Mothercare fall nearly 9% after its new boss said the UK business needs to modernise.
Sportswear retailer Sports Direct reports a "record" 15% rise in annual pre-tax profits to £239.5m for the year to 17 April 2014.
Cross-channel train operator Eurostar says passenger numbers rose by 2% in the first half of the year to five million.
The US and EU bolster sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, prompting an angry reaction from Vladimir Putin.
Asian golf tour looks for British Open boost
With the world's population getting older, the BBC's Jane O'Brien meets some of the growing number of entrepreneurs targeting the "silver dollar" - elderly customers.
Why Bombardier's latest jet did not make it to Farnborough
The Scottish government's Help to Buy scheme runs out of money three months into the current financial year.
MP Andrew Mitchell has invested in a film-financing company that tax collectors say was a tax avoidance scheme, BBC Newsnight learns.
Online retailer eBay reports profits of $676m during the period from March to June, beating analyst expectations after a 'challenging quarter'.
Amazon briefly posts details about a new "unlimited" subscription service for Kindle e-books.
Apple agrees to pay as much as $400m to settle a lawsuit over accusations it colluded with publishers to fix e-books prices.
A French judge rules against a blogger whose restaurant review is deemed too prominent in Google search results.