The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The German arm of Canada's Maple Bank is closed by German authorities over concerns about its financial position.
Chancellor George Osborne is asked to clarify whether banks can use the cost of fines for wrongdoing to reduce the amount of tax they pay.
The prime minister "has not taken a sugar tax off the table", Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt tells the BBC.
China's efforts to prop up its currency result in a $99.5bn plunge in its foreign currency reserves in January.
Nearly 150 oil platforms in the UK North Sea are expected to be scrapped over the next 10 years, according to industry analysts.
BBC News meets a photographer who specialises in taking pre-wedding photos of Chinese couples in London, a growing trend.
The clamour to legalise sports betting in India
Super Bowl 50, American football's showstopper takes place this weekend between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. The BBC takes a look at the numbers.
US stocks fall after lower-than-expected jobs figures signalled a potential softening in the US economy.
The US economy added 151,000 jobs in January, helping to push the country's unemployment rate down to 4.9%, official figures show.
HSBC reaches a settlement with the US government over dubious lending and foreclosure practices that contributed to the financial crisis.
London's leading shares lost ground in afternoon trading on Friday, following Wall Street lower after disappointing US jobs figures.
ArcelorMittal slumps to an annual loss of almost $8bn (£5.4bn) as the world's biggest steelmaker is hit by plunging commodity prices.
Navinder Sarao, the "flash crash" trader, should not be extradited to the United States because the offences he is accused of were not crimes in the UK, his lawyers said.
Colm O'Regan looks at geo-demographics and the future of work.
Volkswagen says it will not release its results nor hold its shareholders' meeting on time, as it needs more time to work out its accounts as a result of last year's emissions crisis.
The charity Age UK is facing further criticism - this time for selling insurance deals that may not be the best value for money.
Abalones, or marine snails, are a much sought-after delicacy in Asia with demanding peaking around the Chinese new year - and many are sourced from South Africa.
How an urban train network is expanding in the South African city of Johannesburg.
Companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are getting angry about bureaucracy.