The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Foxconn owner Hon Hai says third-quarter profit rose 1.5%, beating expectations.
Philippine Finance Minister Cesar Purisma tells the BBC that Typhoon Haiyan could cut economic growth by one percentage point next year.
Sachin Tendulkar is retiring from cricket after his 200th test match - a career which has seen him become the biggest brand name in cricket.
The impact of austerity on the streets of Porto
Norway's strict labour laws mean most offices close at 16:00, but a growing number of young entrepreneurs are bringing 24-hour working to the country.
In remarks ahead of a confirmation hearing in front of Congress, Janet Yellen says the Federal Reserve has more to do to aid the US recovery.
A diamond called the Pink Star has fetched a record price for a gemstone by selling for $83m at an auction in Geneva.
US domestic crude oil production exceeds imports for the first time since 1995, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Image messaging firm Snapchat has rejected a $3bn (£1.9bn) takeover offer from Facebook, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Championship club Derby County are to rename their ground the iPro Stadium as part of a 10-year sponsorship deal.
The UK economy will grow faster and unemployment will fall sooner than expected, says the Bank of England governor Mark Carney.
Germany is under review by the European Commission to see if its international trade surplus is hampering Europe's economic recovery.
Sir Hector Sants, Barclays' head of compliance and former Financial Services Authority boss, resigns from the bank after suffering from stress.
Former Brighton & Hove Albion chairman Dick Knight offers to sell his shares in the club to supporters.
The UK jobless rate falls to 7.6% as the number of unemployed dropped by 48,000 to 2.47 million between July and September, say official figures
General Motors says it will move the headquarters for its international operations from Shanghai to Singapore next year.
Looks like there's no escape from pricey energy
Negotiators in Brussels clinch a deal on the 2014 EU budget after gruelling talks, with spending cut by about 6% compared to 2013.
Singapore Airlines posts a 78% rise in quarterly profits but warns over 'intense' competition
Starbucks has been ordered to pay almost $3bn in damages and other costs in a dispute with Kraft Foods over packaged coffee.