The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Next says the recent warm weather has slowed sales growth and adds it might have to cut its profit forecast if the warm spell continues.
E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.
Every game at the Rugby World Cup is oversubscribed in at least one price category, with tickets to be allocated by ballot.
The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective.
The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements.
Kenya's economy is believed to be 25% larger than previously estimated following a change in the way its size is calculated.
French cosmetics giant L'Oreal bans its staff from travelling to Hong Kong until 6 October in response to the growing unrest in the city's streets.
Virgin Media asks Ofcom to investigate the way that the Premier League sells its TV rights, saying the present system is causing "significant consumer harm".
Eurozone inflation slipped again in September, with prices rising at their slowest rate in nearly five years.
Photos of men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 Index falls 1% after data shows industrial output unexpectedly fell in August.
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro defends his government's decision to seize a US-owned factory following the departure from Venezuela of Clorox.
UK economic growth has been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of the year by the Office for National Statistics.
A US judge rules that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds.
State-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says an improving economy means it can free up £800m from the pot of money set aside to cover losses on bad loans.
The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film in 2015, after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company.
Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday evening, ahead of formal talks on Tuesday.
The marijuana industry holds its first-ever hackathon in the hopes of transforming a once underground, low-tech industry.
One year after joining the EU the economy is still moribund