The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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First-time home buyers aged under 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to a fifth off the normal price.
Energy price comparison sites should compensate customers who changed to tariffs that may not have been the cheapest deals, MPs say.
Indian PM Narendra Modi's government unveils a business-friendly budget aimed at attracting greater investment for the economy.
India is forecast to overtake China to become the world's fastest-growing large economy next year.
Meet the men opting to work less than a full week
Has the music died for Brazil's middle class?
Keeping cinema affordable after Orange Wednesday's demise
With the Orange Wednesdays cinema offer coming to an end, Dave Lee looks at other ways to make going to the movies more affordable.
The slowdown in the US economy at the end of last year was more pronounced than previously thought, official figures show.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras denies his country will need a third international bailout, and vows to "start working hard" to change the country.
Close to one million men are now choosing to reduce their hours and take part-time employment. Emma Simpson reports.
Volkswagen reports a sharp jump in annual profits as revenue hits €200bn, but warns of tough market conditions this year.
Companies wanting to run rail franchises in the north of England must scrap Pacer trains, the Department of Transport confirms.
Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.
Lloyds Banking Group confirms that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008.
Well-received results from Lloyds and airline group IAG fail to lift the FTSE 100 index.
Russia's president says he is cutting the salaries of his staff by 10%, as Russia's finances are hit by low oil prices and Western sanctions.
Aviation firm Airbus reports a big jump in full-year profits despite setting aside €551m (£401m) for delays on its A400M military aircraft.
Can an initiative to promote equality for women in the UAE really make a difference?
Airbus chief executive Tom Enders tells the BBC's Aaron Heslehurst there is a ''positive outlook'' for the A380 superjumbo, claiming ''airlines love it, customers love it''.