The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The makers of mobile game Candy Crush Saga reduce their 2014 forecast after lower-than-expected second-quarter results.
Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific sees a surge in first half earnings as a plan which involved adding more flights to US destinations pays off.
Is it worth all the time and effort to build a social media presence for your brand? Two experts discuss the issue.
The Japanese economy contracts by 6.8% from the previous year after a recently introduced sales tax held back consumer spending.
China's biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba sells off its loan business ahead of a forthcoming share sale.
Christopher Sharp explains how his rug collecting hobby led to a multi-million pound business with a star-studded client list.
Vine clip creators cash in on their fame
Sony will launch its PlayStation TV in the US, UK, and Europe in the autumn in a bid to take on other streaming television consoles like AppleTV and Roku.
Drivers are being charged different prices online for the same car rental based on where they live in Europe, the European Commission says.
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) has been accused in a court filing of "mismanagement" in its 2011 takeover of UK software firm Autonomy.
Tobacco giant Phillip Morris says it is prepared to sue the UK government should it implement a law mandating plain packaging for cigarettes.
Insurer Prudential has seen profits rise in the past six months after a strong performance in the US and Asia.
Can a £50m fund help Cambridge take on London's TechCity?
Bookmaker Ladbrokes has reported a sharp fall in profit despite saying it had had a "good World Cup".
Australian legal firm Maurice Blackburn files class actions against five banks over late credit card fees worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
What will happen if quantum computers become widely used? Can we wave goodbye to our modern, digitally enhanced world?
How one South African designer made his name using traditional Xhosa designs at Johannesburg Fashion Week.
One South African designer is taking his Xhosa traditions and creating an international business.
Royal Bank of Scotland says it is looking into selling Coutts International, the overseas arm of the bank that has the Queen's account.
A venture capitalist firm has invested $50m in the internet-media company Buzzfeed to expand coverage and produce more videos.