The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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GVC Holdings raises its bid for rival gaming firm Bwin to about £1bn, topping a rival offer from 888 Holdings.
Shares in China record their biggest one-day fall for more than eight years after weak data raises concerns about the health of economy.
Payday lender Cash Genie faces a £20m compensation bill after charging customers £50 to transfer them to the firm's debt collection business.
Estate agents are urging politicians to push on with house building as demand from potential buyers picks up.
Swiss bank UBS reports a 53% increase in net profit for its second quarter compared to the previous year.
David Cameron says business deals worth more than £750m will be made during his tour of South East Asia, as the UK seeks to tap into its "dynamic market".
US regulators impose a record fine of $105m (£67.6m) on Fiat Chrysler over recall failures.
If you ever needed proof of the popularity of anime, comics and video games in Asia, you need look no further than Hong Kong.
Could solar power help solve India's recurrent power shortages, or are government targets too ambitious?
Iran looks for investment opportunities
The US firm which wants to get more things invented
How a former Wallabies captain built a business empire
How former Australian rugby union captain George Gregan built a food and hospitality business.
Ricardo Salgado, the former boss of the Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo, under house arrest after questioning over the bank's collapse.
A small business commissioner will help firms tackle the problem of the billions of pounds in late payments they are owed, under government plans.
Publishing company Pearson is to sell its 50% stake in the Economist Group, days after announcing the sale of the Financial Times.
Many of the world's biggest sports organisations see China as a key target in their global expansion plans, but cracking the market can be a whole new ball game.
Small businesses that find themselves in difficulty because of late payments could be helped by the appointment of a new small business commissioner.
Robert Pigott reports on a study which shows middle-class families are stopping less well-off children from getting the better-paid jobs.
A new £3m fund is created to allow whisky connoisseurs in China to invest in some of Scotland's rarest drams.