The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Chinese megastar Li Na on life as a global tennis brand
The Argentine government publishes an advert in US newspapers denouncing the recent US Supreme Court ruling in favour of hedge fund investors holding its defaulted bonds.
Amazon customers will be able to collect parcels from railway stations under a deal struck with click-and-collect venture Doddle.
The board of French rail and energy group Alstom votes to accept a $17bn offer from General Electric, in what could be GE's biggest ever acquisition.
China and Greece sign business deals worth about $5bn (£2.94bn) during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit, in areas including airports and shipping.
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Lloyds Banking Group has increased the amount of TSB shares it is selling as a result of strong investor demand for the stock market listing,
Argentina's president says her government will negotiate with all its creditors, reversing a decision not to talk to hedge fund investors.
Anglo-Dutch oil giant shell is braced to pay up to £30m in compensation after two oil spills in Nigeria, but lawyers for the communities affected say the company has a responsibility to protects its pipelines from thieves.
The bid battle for France's rail and energy group Alstom shifts in favour of General Electric after the US firm agrees to work with French state on a new offer.
How two friends, an economist and a former wine maker, started a thriving Italian gelato business.
Bulgaria's central bank takes control of one of the country's biggest lenders and warns depositors to stay calm.
Yogita Limaye visits Chinatown in Calcutta to find out what has driven people away and whether they could ever be tempted to return.
Two businessmen and a footballer convicted of plotting to fix the results of football matches by bribery, are jailed.
Albert Chimedza, director of the Mbira Centre in Zimbabwe, speaks to the BBC about the business of making the mbira - a traditional African instrument.
Shares in British pharmaceutical firm Shire soar as much as 13% after the company rejects a £27bn takeover bid from US drug giant AbbVie.
Violence in Iraq has sent oil prices close to a nine-month high of $115 per barrel.
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's is to take on discount rivals Aldi and Lidl by entering into a joint venture with Danish discount grocery chain Netto.
Shares in American Apparel rise sharply after the clothing firm's board voted to oust its controversial founder and chief executive Dov Charney.
Google and Microsoft will add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems.