The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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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).
LG Electronics sees a big jump in second quarter profit, due to turnaround in its mobile phone division.
South Korea unveils a $40bn stimulus package to help boost the economy after the latest figures show a slowdown in growth.
A betting levy to help fund community facilities and treat gambling addiction is among proposals considered by Labour in a "long-term innovative plan for sport".
China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, an initial survey by HSBC shows, the latest sign that its economy may be stabilising.
General Motors is recalling an additional 717,949 vehicles due to a range of issues, including loose bolts and potentially incomplete welding on some seat hooks.
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Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.
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The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.
Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.