The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Internet giant Yahoo is closing its China office and laying off "around 350" employees as part of a worldwide consolidation aimed at cutting costs.
Cleaning up social media sites of illicit, explicit and undesirable content is a booming business in India, but could workers face psychological dangers?
The US Federal Reserve signals a future rise in interest rates, but says it will wait until the labour market improves.
The BBC's Michelle Fleury wonders when the Federal Reserve will raise rates after the end of the central bank's two-day policy meeting.
BBC News spends the day with City firm IG on Budget day, to see how it digests and reacts to the chancellor's announcements.
Target is set to raise the minimum wage it pays its employees to $9 an hour in April after rival Walmart announced a similar move, according to reports.
The rising number of female Egyptian entrepreneurs
Why Budget plans mean you must keep an eye on your pension pot
Can the Budget mend Britain's broken saving habit?
The US state removes a ban on the direct sale of low emission vehicles that had prevented Telsa from operating.
Wall Street investors send US stocks to record highs, after the US Federal Reserve indicated it would not raise record-low interest rates soon.
George Osborne unveils tax cuts for first-time buyers, workers and savers and claims UK is "walking tall again," in his final Budget before the election.
Why government spending is too complicated for the experts
Friday's solar eclipse will present a significant challenge for the UK's electricity network as demand is expected to fall then surge.
US car giant General Motors is to pull its Opel brand out of Russia after plummeting sales, and significantly cut back Chevrolet production in the economically troubled country.
The chancellor listed "four major new steps" in his Budget to encourage people to save money.
Chancellor George Osborne has reduced the amount of Budget surplus he is aiming for by the end of the next parliament.
The European Commission lays out plans to clamp down on so-called sweetheart tax deals between governments and multinational corporations.
End-of-year tax returns will be scrapped in favour of "real-time" online accounts by 2020, the chancellor will announce.