The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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US investors bet on new digital media services
Is shale gas really the answer to our energy needs?
Barclays sells is retail banking business in the United Arab Emirates to Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank for £107m ($177m).
Adrin Loi, who grew up watching his father brew extra strong coffee for hungry workers in a tiny Singapore stall, wants to spread its spirit globally.
Nigeria "rebases" its gross domestic product (GDP) data, which pushes it above South Africa as the continent's biggest economy.
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London opens to the public for the first time since the 2012 London Games.
The Ukrainian PM condemns the near doubling of gas prices charged by Russia, accusing Moscow of trying to punish the new leadership in Kiev.
Massimo Cellino wins his appeal against the Football League's decision to block his takeover of Leeds United.
The US Treasury grants plane manufacturer Boeing a licence to export some commercial parts to Iran, in its first public dealings since 1979.
Cement giants Lafarge and Holcim are in talks about merging into a company that would have a stock market value of more than $30bn euros.
Why Laurie McIlwee's resignation is a blow for Tesco
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson takes a "long-term teaching position" at Harvard University.
Welcome to the BBC's new business editor, Kamal Ahmed
The US economy created 192,000 jobs in March, down slightly from a revised 197,000 figure for February, and the unemployment rate held at 6.7%.
Japanese online giant Rakuten says it will stop selling whale meat after an international court ruling banning Japan's annual hunt in the Antarctic.
Nama, the Republic of Ireland's state-controlled "bad bank", sells its entire Northern Ireland loan portfolio for around £1bn.
McDonald's has suspended work at its three Crimean restaurants due to "operational reasons", the company has said.
Lupita Nyong'o, an Oscar winner for her role in 12 Years A Slave, becomes the first black ambassador for French cosmetics giant Lancome.
About one in five High Street shops affected by the biggest retail collapses of the last five years is still vacant, research from Deloitte suggests.