The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Russia says it will introduce a new scrappage scheme worth 10bn roubles to try to boost flagging car sales.
Indian PM Narendra Modi launches a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.
The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU.
An open letter signed by more than 200 business figures says the case for Scottish independence “has been made”.
Pilots at low-cost airline Germanwings will strike on Friday if an agreement is not reached with parent Lufthansa over retirement plans, their union says.
Israeli hoteliers are demanding millions of dollars in compensation from the state over the Gaza conflict, and Palestinian businesses are also suffering.
Germany's Deutsche Bank is fined £4.7m by UK regulators for inaccurately reporting transactions between November 2007 and April 2013.
The FBI says it is investigating reports in the US media of recent cyber-attacks against several US banks.
The UK economy will grow faster than expected this year and next, according to business lobby group the British Chambers of Commerce.
Sections of Argentina's General Confederation of Labour are holding a 36-hour strike, which has caused disruption in the capital Buenos Aires.
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US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.
Australian surfwear firm Billbabong reports another annual loss but says its turnaround plan "is gaining traction".
Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - a record annual loss for the airline.
A fault on Time Warner Cable's network left its 11.4 million broadband internet subscribers without a connection.
The Philippine economy grew faster than expected in the three months to June, expanding by 6.4% from a year earlier.
The number of people looking for work in France rises 0.8% in July, as PM Manuel Valls promises business leaders to speed up reform.
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HP is asking the owners of more than six million power cables to send back the cords to avoid the risk of being burnt by the kit.
IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged.