The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Britain's oil and gas industry warns that it faces its biggest challenge in 50 years due to low levels of exploration.
One of the world's biggest Bitcoin exchanges, MtGox, goes offline amid technical problems, dealing a blow to efforts for greater adoption.
JP Morgan announces it will cut 8,000 jobs in its mortgage and retail banking sections as those businesses continue to shrink.
Vauxhall's car plant at Ellesmere Port could have closed in 2012 had it not been for a deal brokered with trade unions, managing director Duncan Aldred has said.
The European Commission says economic recovery is "gaining ground" in the EU as it revises up its growth forecasts for 2014 and 2015.
Justin King, the outgoing boss of Sainsbury's, drops his biggest hint yet about what he will, and won't, do next.
Nigeria's finance minister calls for independent investigation of claims of suspended bank governor that more than $10bn of oil revenues are missing from government coffers.
Germany's economic growth in the final three months of last year was largely driven by overseas trade, official statistics show.
Uncertainty looms over Ukraine's economic future
Trans-Pacific Partnership members fail to reach agreement on multi-lateral free trade following days of negotiations in Singapore.
Bitcoin faces its life-or-death moment
Professional networking service LinkedIn launches a beta - or test version - of its Chinese language site as it eyes further expansion in the country.
Profits at Sina Corp, owner of China's largest Twitter-like site Weibo, surge in the fourth quarter, boosted by a jump in advertising revenue.
The economic challenge facing Italy's new PM
Remote recording software is enabling musicians and producers to collaborate globally, bringing down costs and fostering borderless creativity.
Sales of Cuba's famous cigars jump 8% in 2013, says Habanos SA, due to strong demand from Chinese consumers.
Disney raises the price of a one-day ticket to Magic Kingdom, the world's most visited theme park, by $4 to $99, as revenues soar.
The next iteration of Samsung's Galaxy smartphone range will feature biometric security, the company announces.
Thomas Fessy looks at impact of law in Senegal which forces landlords to lower rents
Barcelona pay £11.2m to Spain's authorities after being charged with tax fraud over the signing of Neymar - but deny wrongdoing.