The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The FTSE falls and shares in Thomas Cook drop 6% after the travel firm says bookings in Germany have slowed because of weaker consumer confidence.
Economists and business leaders give their views on Scotland's vote
Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.
Cheaper food and fuel prices helped to push down the UK consumer price inflation rate to 1.5% in August, official figures show.
A water company could face a levy totalling £176m imposed by the water regulator for failings in customer services and managing sewerage systems.
Moves to tackle corporate tax avoidance on a global scale are unveiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
A German judge has overturned a temporary injunction which banned Uber from operating one of its services in the country.
The Russian rouble falls to a new all-time low against the US dollar amid concerns about the effect of sanctions on the country's economy.
Investor sentiment in Germany fall for the ninth month in a row as conflict in Ukraine and weak economic growth in the eurozone undermine confidence, a survey suggests.
Six regions of the UK now have average house prices higher than their pre-financial crisis peak after values rose again in July, official figures show.
Phones 4U founder John Caudwell blames the demise of his former company on the 'ruthless' actions of the mobile phone networks.
Hotel chain Radisson suspends its sponsorship of NFL team Minnesota Vikings after one of their players was charged with child abuse.
Shares in online fashion firm Asos fall 14% in early trading after it downgraded its profit forecast for the coming financial year.
A global commission says the extra costs of tackling climate change will be 'modest', but doing nothing could put the world economy at risk.
Typhoon Kalmaegi barrels past Hong Kong, closing schools and disrupting flights, on its way to mainland China from the Philippines.
Alibaba is the world's biggest e-commerce firm but most people in the West haven't heard of it.
What are the world's best universities?
How is the Scottish referendum affecting markets?
How Africa's first education tablet computer was created
How an Ivory Coast company developed a tablet computer which is being introduced in the country's schools.