The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The Dubai Airshow has begun with Boeing and Airbus both unveiling a string of new orders.
US plane maker Boeing, and European rival Airbus, see strong sales on the opening day of the Dubai Air Show.
Dubai Air Show hosts the global aerospace industry
Jeremy Howell reports on the science of growing crops in the desert conditions of the Middle East.
An ex-director of the Brazilian state-run bank Banco do Brasil convicted in a major corruption trial flees the country to escape a jail sentence.
Glasgow 2014 will be a "catalyst" for growth, regeneration and healthy lifestyles, Scotland's sports minister tells Commonwealth heads.
A 29-year-old developer from Ghana has created a mobile app that he hopes will transform the livelihoods of farmers and help address food shortages.
Mumbai is attracting a growing band of foreign actors hoping to make their fortune in the planet's most exuberant and musical film industry.
US investment bank JP Morgan agrees to pay $4.5bn (£2.8bn) to investors who lost money on mortgage-related securities in the financial crisis.
Why Gulf airline Etihad has bought Serbia's flag carrier
The US and the European Union say they have made progress in talks over a new trade liberalisation deal.
A £4bn investment in a major oil field off Shetland, which could support up to 20,000 jobs, is given the go-ahead.
UK airline Flybe announces plans to close six bases as part of its cost-cutting plan and gives details of proposed redundancies.
The European Commission warns some eurozone countries that their draft budgets may not comply with new debt and deficit rules.
The UK's capital is to get its own domain name, .london, in the summer of 2014.
Beijing, Stockholm, Oslo, Krakow, Almaty and Lviv unveiled as bidders to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Shares in the Australian online jobs site Freelancer.com soar as much as 400% in the company's market debut on Friday.
Nationwide tries not to be tarnished Co-op Bank's woes