The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 39 min ago
Easyjet shares rise after the airline raises its annual profit forecast, thanks to a strong end to its financial year and the impact of the Air France strike.
Hong Kong's protests may have cost retailers more than $2bn Hong Kong dollars (£175,7m), ANZ bank estimates as China bans travel permits from mainland.
JP Morgan says it suffered a massive cyber attack affecting 76 million private and seven million business customers in the US.
Japan's Toyota says it will prove its critics wrong again
Thirst for US craft beer boosts exports of British hops
Meet the ecommerce start-up that lets Senegalese thousands of miles from home send provisions to their loved ones at home - including the all-important Tabaski ram
Payday lender Wonga says it is writing off £220m of debts for 330,000 customers after putting in place new affordability checks.
Global oil prices fall to their lowest level in more than two years after Saudi Arabia cut its official selling price.
Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch will appear before the US Supreme Court accused of discriminating against a Muslim teenager for wearing a headscarf.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has described his decision to invest in Tesco as a "huge mistake", with the share price at an 11-year low.
Sergio Marchionne, the head of Fiat-Chrysler car group, says Ford's profit warning this week has sent shockwaves through the industry.
Mike Ashley is confirmed as the buyer of 4.26m shares in Rangers International Football Club, taking his stake to almost 9%.
Disused phone boxes in London are being put to a novel use - as solar-powered charging stations for mobile phones.
The European Central Bank says it will start its asset buying programme later this month as it keeps its benchmark interest rate at 0.05%.
The Finnish maker of hit mobile game Angry Birds, Rovio, will lay off 130 staff, accounting for 16% of its workforce.
Ukraine's economy is likely to suffer more than previously predicted because of the conflict in the east of the country, the World Bank has said.
Japanese stocks close sharply lower after weak manufacturing data out of the US and Europe raises concerns about the health of the global economy.
Virgin Money, the UK challenger bank partly owned by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.
Argentina's central bank governor Juan Carlos Fabrega resigns after less than a year in the job, as the country's economic troubles pile up.
Japan's stock markets were rattled after a trading error caused more than $600bn (£370bn) worth of orders to be made and then cancelled.