The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".
Ramon Jimenez, the Philippines' tourism secretary, says a drop in numbers from China is not a major concern because of growing visits from other countries.
Asian shares were trading higher on Friday after positive economic data from the US showed strength in the world's largest economy.
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.
Weighing up oil and gas development in Colorado
The metal detectorists saving marriages
Starbucks' shares fall as investors express disappointment at the company's latest quarterly sales figures.
Lord Browne, author of The Glass Closet and former Chief Executive of BP, has hailed Apple CEO Tim Cook as "an important role model", after Mr Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he was "proud to be gay".
Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?
The Royal Mint announces the sale of a series of new, smaller, gold coins in a bid to encourage more people to invest in bullion.
The FTSE 100 recovers from early losses, despite falling mining shares.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.
BBC News has obtained evidence suggesting the changes to the government's Access to Work programme is denying disabled people the chance to work rather than helping them into employment.
The number of people unemployed in Germany fell this month, confounding predictions of a slight rise.
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.
Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker.
Filling up at a motorway service station can cost the average motorist an extra £8 a tank compared with elsewhere, the RAC says.
Lufthansa has lowered its profit guidance for 2015 due to concerns about a global economic slowdown and competition over fares.
Steph McGovern reports from the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton where robots can construct an engine from its component parts in under a minute.