The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Asian stocks are mixed after the US Federal Reserve confirms the end of its bond-buying stimulus programme.
Microsoft unveils its first wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.
National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.
Has the US Federal Reserve's QE policy worked?
Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.
Wall Street's three main indexes finish lower after the US Federal Reserve ends its stimulus programme and keeps interest rates on hold.
Profits and revenues from Baidu, often called "China's Google", miss analysts' profit forecasts.
The Aussie firms offering unusual job perks and flexible working
Why Chinese firms are changing their approach to succession
The Chinese approach to succession in family firms is changing - the BBC looks at why.
US Federal Reserve announces an end to the quantitative easing stimulus programme begun in 2008 as economic recovery takes hold.
Qualifications scandal divides South Africa
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to spin off Ferrari and sell a 10% stake in the luxury carmaker on the stock market.
The Serious Fraud Office is carrying out a criminal investigation into accounting irregularities at supermarket giant Tesco.
Why owning a home may be out of reach
The biggest firm in Scotch whisky production, Diageo, is reviewing its investment plans due to weakened demand around the world.
Japanese video game giant Nintendo beats market expectations to post net income of 14.3bn yen in the April-to-September period.
The US Federal Reserve is expected to announce that it will end its programme of buying financial assets with new money, a policy known as quantitative easing.
End of QE is whimper not bang
The UK's largest airport, Heathrow, reports higher sales and says it expects passenger numbers to grow at a faster rate.