The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 2 hours 37 min ago
Lerato Mbele reports on whether South Africa will fall back into recession, ahead of the release of the country's latest GDP figures.
Administrators consider three bids for Ferguson Shipbuilders in Port Glasgow, which went bust last week.
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says there is still "remaining slack in the labour market".
Hundreds - possibly thousands - of students across the UK are falling victim to an expensive mobile phone scam, according to police.
The troubled Co-operative Bank cuts its pre-tax losses in the first half of the year, and cuts staff numbers by 13%.
Uncertainty over an independent Scotland's currency could lead to "capital flight" from the country, the chairman of HSBC claims.
President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling.
Russian EU food sanctions hit just before the Polish apple crop harvests leaving farmers with a glut of unsold fruit.
Passengers should try to use the UK's smaller airports for a better holiday experience, a survey has suggested.
The London Stock Exchange is raising £938m in a shareholders rights issue to help fund a £1.6bn US acquisition.
EDF Energy is ordered to pay £3m after an Ofgem probe into the way the firm handled customer complaints, the last of the "big six" to make such a payment.
BBC Breakfast asked Manchester shopper on their thoughts on supermarket clothing as Lidl prepare to launch a women's clothing line
Pakistan is trying to take advantage of the gap in the mango market created by the EU's ban on Indian imports.
US clothing store Gap is bringing its brand to India with the aim of opening 40 outlets, and will launch the first two stores early next year.
Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb is trying to prevent a trade row after one of its MPs launched an extraordinary attack on the Chinese government.
Argentina's plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled "illegal" by a US court.
Nadir Godrej, a top executive at one of India's biggest businesses, turns to poetry to describe the challenges facing India's economy.
High hopes for the equestrian world games
Russian ban starts to bite for Poland's apple growers