The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The Australian government has announced an increase on fuel tax, despite the move being opposed in the Senate.
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Facebook has warned that its spending will increase sharply next year and its revenue growth will slow in the fourth quarter.
Ex-Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias and Sports Direct executive Barry Leach become Rangers consultants.
The former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, fails in his attempt to sue Activision after a character based on him appeared in a Call of Duty game.
US drug giant Pfizer refuses to rule out an acquisition that would help it lower its tax bill, after a deal for the UK's AstraZeneca fell through.
The European Commission says it is likely to approve France and Italy's 2015 budgets after both countries made adjustments to their first proposals, submitted earlier this month.
Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.
Hearts vow to become the first football club in Scotland - and biggest in the UK - to adopt the living wage.
Lloyds Bank confirms 9,000 job losses and the net closure of 150 branches over the next three years.
A new energy company headed by pro-fracking commentator Nick Grealy says it has applied for licences to frack in London.
A French court rules that Irish low-cost airline Ryanair must pay €8.1m in damages and €200,000 in fines for breaches of French labour laws.
The Swedish central bank cuts its main interest rate to zero in an attempt to combat deflation.
Japan's Takata is being sued in the US following the recall of millions of cars over concerns its airbags are potentially dangerous.
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BP's quarterly profits fall 21% to $3bn as the falling value of the rouble and lower oil prices take their toll.
The founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, is China's richest person with a fortune of $19.5bn (£12bn), according to Forbes Media.
Most Asian stock markets close lower, with traders looking ahead to the meeting of policymakers at the US Federal Reserve.
Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, misses profit estimates after it sets aside $1.9bn in legal provisions over alleged currency-rigging.