The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The UK economy grew at its slowest rate since mid-2013 in the three months to January, according to analysis by the CBI.
The UK's biggest bank, HSBC, plans to impose a global freeze on pay and hiring in 2016, according to sources.
Google's £130m UK tax settlement was "not a glorious moment" for the government, Business Secretary Sajid Javid acknowledges.
The deadline for filing online tax returns is looming for thousands of taxpayers but some hit by flooding can apply for an extension.
Companies should be taxed on their UK sales, not profits, former Conservative Chancellor Lord Lawson says, after the row over Google's tax arrangements.
About $4bn (£2.8bn) may have been stolen from 1MBD investment fund owned by the Malaysian state, a Swiss prosecutor says.
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Mobile network Three has defended its decision to end a popular "all you can eat" phone contract, offering an automatic upgrade to a more expensive plan.
The steel industry warns of further job losses in the future as a result of the EU's failure to impose high import tariffs on a steel product made in the UK.
Technology firm Xerox will split into two companies after pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn.
London shares rise sharply on Friday, boosted by the the Bank of Japan, which cut interest rates to negative, and a strong start on Wall Street.
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The inflation rate in the 19-country eurozone rises to 0.4% compared with January 2015 - its highest for almost 15 months.
Tesco is stopping offering 24-hour shopping at 76 of its stores - around one in five - as online shopping hits customer numbers.
HSBC says it "'successfully defended" an attack on its online banking system but services are affected on a key day for many people's personal finances.
The number of people being declared insolvent was at is lowest level for a decade in 2015, but debt problems started to pick-up late in the year.
The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 0.7% in the fourth quarter of last year, official figures show.
James Bond has driven one, and so has the Queen, but the manufacture of one of Britain's best-loved vehicles will come to an end today.
Playing the African djembe drum is growing in popularity outside of its native continent.