The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Japanese consumers are crucial to the success of its big bazooka
US regulators have issued a formal "air worthiness" directive allowing revamped Boeing 787 Dreamliners to fly again, after a three-month grounding.
The unemployment rate in France rose again last month for the 23rd time in a row, reaching a fresh high with 3.2 million people seeking work, official data shows.
Unemployment has risen once again in Spain to another new record of more than six million, 27.2% of the workforce.
The UK's Serious Fraud Office starts an investigation into Kazakh mining company and FTSE 100 member Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation.
A study of Google searches and US stock market data finds that rises in searches for financially relevant terms precede market slumps.
The UK economy avoids falling into a triple-dip recession after seeing 0.3% growth in the first three months of the year.
Stephanie Flanders on how the UK's recovery is on track, but not racing ahead
The SFA seeks information from Rangers regarding allegations of Charles Green's dealings with Craig Whyte.
Google agrees to alter its search results, with clearer labels for its own services and more promotion for rivals' sites.
Kettering Town face their latest battle to survive after receiving a winding-up petition from HM Revenues & Customs.
Greek-Czech investment fund Emma Delta is given more time to submit an improved bid for Greek gambling monopoly OPAP.
Sony doubles its earnings forecast for the year to March 2013, helped by the weaker yen and money raised from asset sales.
Spain's politicians look for signs of hope among jobless figures, says Gavin Hewitt
The cost of motor insurance has fallen by 4.1% over the last year, according to an AA survey of the cheapest deals on the market.
Wikileaks wins a victory in Iceland's Supreme Court against a financial blockade on payments to the whistle-blowing site.
South Korea's Hyundai Motor reports a 15% drop in first quarter profit, after being hit by industrial action and the strength of the won.
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and secondary ticketing site Stubhub sign a three-year deal covering three English tournaments.
Santander, the eurozone's biggest bank, reports a 26% fall in profits for the first three months of the year.
South Korea proposes formal talks with the North over the jointly-run Kaesong industrial park, warning of "grave measures" if the offer is rejected.