The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 17 min ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin tells Moldova that it must take account of Russia's interests before developing closer trade ties with the EU.
The gap between the amount the UK imports and the amount it exports narrowed in August, the latest official figures show.
The boss of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, apologises for remarks he made advising women not to ask for a pay rise but to have "faith in the system".
Animated graphic illustrating the advances China is making from a manufacturer to a designer of goods and products
Asian shares fall back, following big losses on Wall Street, as concerns about the health of the global economy worry investors.
A former Chinese mining firm executive on the run from insider trading charges in Australia has been extradited from Hong Kong.
Danish toymaker Lego will not renew a promotional contract with Royal Dutch Shell following pressure from environmental group Greenpeace.
Software maker Symantec becomes the latest tech company to announce that it will split its operations into two.
Dell's head of packaging, Oliver Campbell, is a man on a mission. Under his tenure the company has introduced innovative eco-friendly packing - including plastic bags made from air.
Venezuela must pay oil giant Exxon Mobil $1.6bn (£1bn) in compensation for assets expropriated in 2007, says a World Bank panel.
The return of worries over global growth prospects sends the oil price and US shares tumbling in their biggest drop of the year.
The return of worries over global growth prospects sends US stocks plunging, with the Dow Jones suffering its worst losses of 2014.
Billionaire investor and activist Carl Icahn urges Apple to buy back even more of its shares, to boost the company's stock price, which Mr Icahn says is undervalued.
The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.
Chancellor George Osborne warns in a BBC interview that the UK economy will be affected by the slowdown in the eurozone economy.
Defence giant BAE Systems is set to cut 440 management jobs across the UK, more than half of which will be in Lancashire.
Mr Osborne warns UK is not immune from the eurozone
Asian markets climb after minutes from the latest US Federal Reserve policy meeting reduce fears of an early interest rate increase.
As German exports fall sharply in August - the largest monthly drop in five years - fears grow that the economy is on the brink of recession.
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