The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The German car giant Daimler says it is helping the Chinese authorities with a probe, following reports that Chinese investigators visited its Shanghai office.
The World Bank announces that it is allocating $200m in emergency assistance to help West African countries contain the Ebola outbreak.
The BBC's Rico Hizon hears why buildings - such as airports and hotels - are so important in calculating GDP.
LinkedIn agrees to pay $6m in wages and damages after an investigation finds it failed to account for all the hours worked by its employees.
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The latest advert for disability charity Scope stars model Jack Eyers who has a prosthetic leg. He spoke the BBC about attitudes to disability in modelling world.
The fast-food chain McDonalds says a food scare in China and Japan is having a "significant negative impact" on sales in the region.
Delegates are gathering in Washington DC for the largest-ever summit of African leaders in the US, although the Ebola virus forces some to cancel.
US private equity giant KKR launches a renewed $3.4bn Australian dollar takeover bid for Australian winemaker Treasury Wines Estates.
As many as 27,000 Russian tourists are stranded abroad after a Russian tour firm, Labirint, suspended operations amid financial turmoil.
Microsoft sues Samsung for the first time, in a dispute over patent fees the US firm says it is owed relating to Android.
Ghana says it will seek financial help from the International Monetary Fund to help strengthen the West African nation's currency.
Australia promise to build on the "standout" Glasgow 2014 and deliver the "best" Commonwealth Games in 2018.
Asia's richest man, Li Ka-Shing, is looking to buy into Irish aircraft leasing firm Awas in a deal potentially worth up to $5bn.
HSBC profits fall by 12% in the first half of the year, as the bank says it paid out $234m to cover the cost of "customer redress".
Indian police arrest the chairman of state-run Syndicate bank, Sudhir Kumar Jain, and several others over allegations of bribery.
The Bank of Portugal unveils a plan to rescue the troubled lender, Banco Espirito Santo, splitting it into two, with a cash injection for the "good bank".
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