The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Three former employees of Barclays have been charged in connection with the alleged manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor).
French President Francois Hollande meets General Electric (GE) boss Jeff Immelt over GE's potential takeover bid for French train maker Alstom.
The threat of a possible £1.2bn tax bill was lifted as a result of a secret HMRC settlement with Ecclestone family trusts for £10m, Panorama learns.
Japanese consumer electronics giant Panasonic reports its first full-year profit for three years, with the weaker yen helping to boost sales.
Video game archaeologists have found a huge cache of old Atari games that were buried in the desert 30 years ago.
Australian food company Goodman Fielder snubs $1.2bn all-cash takeover offer from Singapore and Hong Kong parties, citing the move as "opportunistic".
Microsoft warns consumers that a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser could let hackers gain access and user rights to their computer.
Retail sales in Japan grow at the fastest pace in 17 years in March as consumers rush to make purchases ahead of the sales tax hike in April.
Romantic fiction publisher Mills & Boon has caused a stir in the publishing industry by creating its own app.
How Germany's first socialist city lost its youth
Traders making money at the speed of light
How Stephen Fitzpatrick, the boss of Ovo Energy, is challenging the domination of the big six UK energy supply companies.
The UK economic outlook for the next three months is "exceptionally strong", according to the employers' organisation the CBI.
Siemens wants to discuss "strategic opportunities" with France's Alstom, raising the prospect of a takeover battle for the maker of France's TGV trains.
A new deal will allow a limited amount of central European gas to flow to Ukraine via Slovakia.
Police investigate a complaint about financial statements made by Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace.
Local authorities will get more powers to decide whether to allow new High Street betting shops to open, the government announces.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander calls on Scottish ministers to produce "realistic analysis" of the cost of independence.
Royal Bank of Scotland abandons attempts to pay bonuses twice the size of salaries after being told the move would not be approved by a Treasury body.
Microsoft has completed its purchase of Nokia's mobile phone business for 5.44bn euros ($7.5bn; £4.5bn).