The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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A deal between Apple and publishers to set the price of e-books cost customers "hundreds of millions of dollars", a government lawyer claims.
With banks seeming reluctant to lend, start-ups and small firms need new ways to raise capital. Crowdinvesting is being touted as one solution in the Middle East, as the BBC's Simon Atkinson finds out.
Could UK miss out on tax if massive deal goes through?
'Scary' rise in Chinese labour costs spooks foreign firms
Police in Cambodia clash with thousands of workers outside a factory making clothes for the US sportswear company, Nike.
Turkey's main share index closes 10.5% down following the escalation of anti-government protests over the weekend.
US manufacturing struggled to grow in May, two surveys show, underlining worries over the pace of economic recovery.
Africa will be an engine for world growth in the coming decades and Japan has to invest more on the continent, Japan's prime minister says.
Smartwatches, hybrid laptops and mind-reading headsets unveiled
Ed Balls says a future Labour government would have "iron discipline" on spending - with winter fuel payments, free schools and police commissioners all facing curbs.
Water supplier Severn Trent has rejected a second takeover offer, worth about £5bn, from international investors LongRiver.
Global airlines are expected to post a higher-than-expected $12.7bn (£8.3bn) in profits this year, the airline industry body IATA says.
A unionist is shot dead and another is wounded at a Lonmin-owned platinum mine in South Africa, police say, amid on-going tension between rival trade unions.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is often associated with relentless bad news, but economic reforms in the capital, Kinshasa, are starting to bear fruit.
Football's governing body will clean up its tarnished image on its own accord, but what was achieved at the annual congress in Mauritius?
One of the energy firms hoping to exploit the UK's resources of shale gas says it may be sitting on significantly more gas than previously thought.
The pace of decline in the eurozone's manufacturing sector eased last month, according to a closely-watched survey
Japanese shares continue their recent decline, hurt by weak manufacturing data from China and fears over the US scaling back key stimulus measures.
Alex Paterson, founder of the ambient dance band The Orb, is also releasing his latest album on vinyl. Tom Bateman reports.
Shares of Infosys, India's second-largest software firm, rise after the company asks its co-founder Narayana Murthy to return as chairman.