The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The International Energy Agency offers short-term solutions to keep climate change below a "danger threshold".
Mixed data from the eurozone suggests the French economy picked up in April, while Italy's decline has deepened.
AstraZeneca, the UK's second-largest drugs company, is to buy Pearl Therapeutics, a US lung drug specialist, in a deal worth up to $1.15bn.
Japan revises up its growth numbers for the first three months of the year, adding to hopes of a recovery in the world's third-largest economy.
Is this the end of an era for games consoles?
Before the financial crisis, Jean-Christophe Menz could just walk into a bank and ask for money - not any more.
Soaring temperatures can present problems in the Gulf, but one dairy in Dubai has come up with a new system to keep its cows cool and milk production up.
French President Francois Hollande declares that the eurozone debt crisis, which has gripped the region for the past four years, is over.
US President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping end a two-day summit described by a US official as "unique, positive and constructive".
Bennett Konesni is the 11th generation of his family to own a former slave plantation in New York. The young musician and farmer told the BBC why he's giving it away.
A 'unique' summit between China and the US
Beijing business gets creative to keep staff
Sweden's fourth in line to the throne, Princess Madeleine, marries US-British businessman Chris O'Neill at a ceremony in Stockholm
Google has issued a strong denial that it allows the US government to access its servers via a US spy programme.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama open two days of talks in California on a number of high-stakes issues.
Despite tough economic times, the Harris tweed industry is proving as resilient as the cloth which takes its name.
President Barack Obama defends newly revealed phone and internet surveillance programmes, saying they are closely overseen by Congress and courts.
Officials in Rio de Janeiro say a recently-built stadium that will be used at the 2016 Olympics will remain closed for 18 months while the roof is repaired.
US employment rose by slightly more than economists had predicted during May, adding 175,000 jobs.
Sports authorities in Sri Lanka look to shake off confusion about the future of the second edition of its cricket Premier League (SLPL) later this year.