The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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US President Barack Obama urges lawmakers to end a tax loophole that allows US companies to avoid paying US corporate taxes.
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Thousands of workers across Ghana take to the streets to protest about the rise in the cost of living and call for petrol subsidies to be restored.
Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.
The South African government is fast-tracking a bill to block land sales to foreigners, which could come into effect in 2019.
Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.
Newly published banking standards could mean banks have to hold significantly more funds to guard against potential loan losses.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.
Standard Chartered bank has backed its chief executive and chairman after media reports that they are under pressure to stand down.
Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations.
Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.
The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.
US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.
Alston Network, a UK subsidiary of the giant French engineering group Alstom, has been charged with corruption by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
The unemployment rate in Spain falls below 25% for the first time in two years, as the economy begins to grow.
Ricardo Salgado, the former boss of the troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) is arrested in Lisbon.
The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked, with personal information stolen, but the bank says no market sensitive data was compromised.
The volume of goods sold in the UK's shops, stores and supermarkets continues to grow, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).