The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month, and keeps its quantitative easing programme at £375bn.
The UK's trade deficit widened in May, pushed up by aircraft imports, official data from the Office for National Statistics shows.
Google is launching a venture capital fund to invest in promising European technology companies.
Why Lord Coe is likely to be next chairman of the BBC Trust
Revenues at the budget fashion retailer Primark have grown sharply thanks to new stores and warmer weather, owner Associated British Foods says.
India's finance minister is planning to revitalise the economy.
Burberry, the UK luxury fashion brand, announces a strong rise in sales but warns that profits could be hit by unfavourable exchange rates.
Three of Malaysia's biggest lenders are in talks about a possible merger that would create the country's biggest banking group.
China's trade surplus narrows to $32bn (£18bn) in June after the pace of exports slowed and imports increased.
US clothing retailer American Apparel is reshuffling its management board as part of a deal to raise fresh finance.
How important is it for a new business to pick a really good name? Kabir Chibber takes a closer look at the issue.
War-torn South Sudan's oil-rich economy on the edge of collapse
A London start-up hacks Google Glass so it can be controlled by a person's brainwaves.
HM Revenue and Customs loses its appeal over Rangers use of Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) - the so-called "Big Tax Case".
The Federal Reserve plans to end its stimulus programme in October if US economic growth continues at its current pace, meeting minutes released on Wednesday reveal.
Sainsbury's former chief executive Justin King tells the BBC that the company is against relaxing Sunday trading rules.
US teens trail Chinese in financial literacy test
Reforms to Mexico's telecoms market are forcing a break-up of Carlos Slim's America Movil empire.
Public sector workers in Greece hold a 24-hour strike in protest at continuing spending cuts, with hospitals, prisons and tax offices affected.
Luxury carmaker Bentley says it is on course for record sales in 2014 after a 23% increase in deliveries in the first half of the year.