The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 11 hours 3 min ago
BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood visits Snow Business, a company in Stroud, Gloucestershire, which makes snow for the film industry.
Alstom agree to pay $772m in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Department of Justice.
Russia's former finance minister warns the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.
Hundreds of online supermarket shoppers have been experiencing frustrating technical problems amid the rush for Christmas.
Mark Wright, the winner of this year's Apprentice said he was "very confident" of success for his new business plans.
The FTSE 100 rises as energy shares are boosted by rising oil prices and comments from the Saudi petroleum minister.
Chancellor George Osborne confirms that the rigging of foreign exchange rates and other financial benchmarks will become a criminal offence.
The Financial Reporting Council announces an inquiry into Tesco's accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014 following the £250m mis-statement of its profits.
Nicaragua, the poorest country in mainland South America, announced on Monday it will break ground on a new canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Planned two-day strike by ground handling staff at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports is suspended after a new pay offer.
Monday marks a big day for Airbus at its main factory headquarters in Toulouse, as Qatar Airways takes the first delivery of the plane makers newest twin-aisle A350 XWB.
Rangers' board are greeted with chants of "out, out, out" as they take their seats at the club's AGM on Monday at Ibrox.
The Pensions Regulator tells Guinness Peat Group it should pay more money into the pension scheme of the Coats textile company to pay off its deficit.
BBC editors are known for their extensive knowledge of specialist subjects, but can they handle the pressure and maintain their reputations when in the spotlight?
Bigger pay rises may be on offer in the coming year, according to Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England's interest rate setting committee.
Home improvements retailer Kingfisher will sell a controlling stake in B&Q China to Wumei Holdings in a cash deal estimated to be worth £140m
Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens.
Germany's drive to promote more women in business
Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.
Asian markets traded mixed on Monday, although trading was thin at the start a working week shortened by the Christmas break.