The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the boss of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.
Italian police break a crime ring that defrauded the state of €1.7bn euros.
McDonald's and Coca Cola post profits down sharply in the three months to the end of September, with both seeing sales under pressure in the US.
US markets open higher after well-received results from Apple and other companies help to lift shares.
India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week.
Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.
German airline Lufthansa fails in a court bid to force its pilots to call off their strike, while union leaders warn of more action.
Tesco's sales are falling faster than any of its competitors as it loses market share to discounters Aldi and Lidl as well as upmarket rival Waitrose.
Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died after his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.
Government borrowing rises in September to £11.8bn, which will limit the government's options in the run-up to next year's election economists say.
Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has been given a pay package worth $84.3m, making him one of the top earners in the tech industry.
Many Asian markets end the day lower after data shows China's economy growing at its slowest pace in more than five years.
Online retailer Amazon reaches a deal with publisher Simon & Schuster over the pricing of e-books.
The UK 's record current-account deficit
China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to connect the world to his social network through Internet.org - and he now has India in his sights.
US firm AbbVie abandons its talks with UK drugmaker Shire after a new US rule discouraging mergers that would lower a US firm's tax rate.
Apple reports fourth-quarter earnings of $8.47bn (£5.24bn), beating analysts' expectations, helped by sales of its new iPhone models.
Charity in a mansion from Singapore's rare philanthropists
More than a billion Indians don't use the internet - and addressing that was the focus of a summit in Delhi where Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the star attraction.