The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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How can the supermarket turn its fortunes around?
Renting a cubicle for a power nap
KPMG and financial regulators have been criticised in a report by MPs into Co-op Bank's failed bid to buy 632 Lloyds branches last year.
The risks facing firms that grow too fast
Why India's love affair with gold is deepening
US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.
South Africa's new finance minister cuts the country's economic growth forecast from 2.7% to 1.4%.
Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new smartphones, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish firm's mobile devices unit.
GlaxoSmithKline's shares rose 4% after its third quarter results beat expectations and it pledged to return an additional £4bn to shareholders via a special share scheme.
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.
Oil giant Total appoints a new chief executive and new chairman to replace Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Moscow on Monday.
Home Retail Group says that store closures at Homebase will be accelerated, with the number of outlets cut by 25% by 2019.
The story behind the promotions at the end of the aisle
The people who buy and then cancel student debt
The pound falls after Bank of England policy makers find "insufficient evidence" of inflationary pressure to justify a rate rise.
Heineken has blamed "unseasonably wet weather" in Europe for a drop in both sales and profit in the three months to the end of September.
PSA Peugeot Citroen's turnaround plan appears to be making progress, with the troubled French carmaker announcing better sales and revenues.
Shares in Asia rise, with Japan's Nikkei index up more than 2%, as markets track gains seen in the US and Europe on Tuesday.
Japan's trade deficit edges higher in September despite exports growing at their fastest pace in seven months.