The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Should Crimea be leased to Russia?
The world's financial markets could be creating a "carbon bubble" by overvaluing the fossil fuel assets of large companies.
Official figures show that February was Singapore's driest month in nearly 150 years, as drought continues to hit the wider region.
Two US men are convicted of stealing trade secrets from US company DuPont and selling them to a Chinese state-owned company.
Australia reports better-than-expected trade and retail sales data for January, sending its dollar to a one-week high.
With a new constitution and an interim government of independent figures in place, entrepreneurs in Tunisia are hopeful that the country will soon get some pro-business reforms.
Why Porsche and others are investing in electric cars
The Chief Information Officer of US retailing giant Target, which saw a massive security breach last year, resigns.
Lloyds and Barclays Bank offer deferred share payments to senior executives, a move that sidesteps EU rules on bonus limits.
The world's biggest social networking site Facebook tightens its rules on posts relating to guns.
The Bank of England suspends a member of staff after investigating potential rigging of the foreign exchange market.
Negotiations to end a strike that has severely hit platinum production in South Africa have been suspended indefinitely.
Nottingham Forest announce a loss of more than £17m for the 2012-13 season, up from a loss of £12.2m the previous year.
Business growth in the eurozone accelerated last month to its fastest pace since June 2011, a survey suggests.
Growth in the UK's service sector remained at a "healthy pace" in February, a survey says, with job creation at its strongest pace for four months.
Standard Chartered, the London-based bank that gets three quarters of its profit from Asia, reports its first fall in profits for a decade.
A £45m redevelopment of Cheltenham Racecourse will be carried out by construction firm Kier after it won a tender for the work.
Flexcoin, the Bitcoin bank, shuts down after losing $600,000 to a hacker attack.
Many Australians face a lifetime of renting as Chinese buyers push up property prices, a report by Credit Suisse says.
Allied Irish Bank (AIB) reports a 1.7bn euros (£1.4bn) loss for 2013, an improvement on its 2012 performance.