The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.
The threat to our recovery
Australia scraps a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party.
Water shortages could hinder fracking for shale oil and gas in many parts of the world, the World Resources Institute says.
Gordon Brown says an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.
Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.
How to beat new EU rules on vacuum cleaners.
Readers share their experiences of replacing their operating system
The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant
The Honey Queens fighting to save America's bees
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.
India's PM Narendra Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe agree at their summit to speed up talks on a nuclear energy pact.
Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.
One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation".
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.
Activity in the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 14 months in August, a survey finds, while a separate study also suggests a slowdown.
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.
Heineken sells its Mexican packaging business to US firm Crown Holdings in a deal worth $1.23bn (£740m).
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.