The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 31 min 35 sec ago
Forced labour laws to be tightened
The World Bank has revised down its forecast for economic growth in the developing world this year - from 5.3% down to 4.8%.
Resolving the disagreement between Ukraine and Russia over gas prices could take days, the European Commission has said.
Anger in China as Canada cancels visa programme
Google purchases satellite firm Skybox Imaging for $500m (£300m) to help keep its maps accurate with 'up-to-date imagery'.
What will Chile do for energy after scrapping mega-project?
The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in Europe to try to pass a law banning the sale of branded cigarette and tobacco packets.