The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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RBS says it has kept thousands of businesses alive, in its response to a damning report that claimed it had forced many to go under.
A US federal bankruptcy judge rules in favour of a proposed merger between US Airways and American Airlines which would form the world's biggest airline.
The organisers of the 2015 Rugby World Cup announce the cheapest tickets for the final at Twickenham will cost £150.
The value of a single bitcoin surpasses $1,000 (£613) for the first time, according to MtGox, the virtual currency's biggest exchange.
Yogita Limaye asks if India is being held back by a skills gap while many graduates chase white-collar jobs.
A California judge temporarily curbs production of the popular sriracha hot sauce after nearby residents complained of the factory's noxious odours.
The first branch of a British bank in Iraq is opened by the country's Prime Minister, Nouri Maliki.
The Greek economy will shrink further next year and may need more financial help, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.
A team of former Nokia employees launches Jolla, a smartphone looking to take on Google's Android platform.
China, which has about half the world's cotton, will start sales from its reserves on Thursday, says the China National Cotton Exchange.
Economic growth in the UK was driven by consumer spending in the third quarter of the year, official figures show, and business investment also rose.
Royal Mail reports a big jump in half-year profits in its first results since its flotation, as Business Secretary Vince Cable defends the sale before MPs.
Click's Jen Copestake visits the world's largest 3D printing factory in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Sony files a patent application for "SmartWig", which it says can help navigate roads and collect information such as blood pressure.
Games 'can change attitudes' to environmental issues
The high cost of football tickets means many Brazilians cannot afford to see their teams play in stadiums.
The head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, warns that global trade deal talks face collapse.
Japan aims to convert nation to rugby by 2019
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