The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Holden, a subsidiary of General Motors (GM), says it will stop making cars in Australia by the end of 2017, with almost 2,900 jobs to go.
Two of India's biggest firms, Reliance Industries and Bharti Airtel, agree to share telecom infrastructure.
Britain should push ahead with fracking, the chairman of the government's advisory body on climate change says.
An agreement is reached on the US budget to avoid another government shutdown, Republican and Democratic lawmakers say.
Networks of bus services in England and Wales could disappear due to funding cuts, warns a report by the Campaign for Better Transport.
A new model for Uganda's lack of schools
Revolution brings no job hopes for Tunisia's young women
Most regions of the UK are already in a house price bubble, according to an economics professor from Warwick University.
Thirteen people plead guilty to disabling Paypal's servers in an attack that US authorities say was orchestrated by hacking collective Anonymous.
A US judge orders former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to repay the city and tax officials $4.7m (£2.8m) after being found guilty of corruption.
The Royal Bank of Scotland's group finance director is to resign less than three months after taking the role.
US bank JP Morgan Chase files for a US patent to develop a payment system using "virtual cash", similar to emerging currency Bitcoin.
Chip Wilson, the billionaire founder of yoga clothing brand Lululemon, resigns in the wake of controversial statements over body size.
Five US agencies pass the landmark 'Volcker rule', which is designed to curb banks' riskier trading activities.
US car giant General Motors says Mary Barra, its product development chief, will become the next chief executive.
Edinburgh councillors are considering selling off some of the land at Meadowbank Stadium to redevelop the site.
Television viewers were exposed to nearly 400,000 payday loan adverts last year, according to the regulator, Ofcom.
Work to transform the MoD shooting range in Angus into a venue for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games begins.
The gap between imports and exports of goods narrowed in October, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The Bank of England's Mark Carney warns on the housing market as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says it expects house prices to continue to "surge ahead".