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China's Great Wall eyes Fiat Chrysler bid
The Chinese SUV maker says it is interested in buying Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
Debit and credit card use accelerates
Concerns have been raised about the level of personal debt, as consumers spend on plastic.
Ministers 'must act on faulty white goods fire risk'
In a letter to Theresa May, the London Fire Brigade and others say white goods must be made safer.
Musk warns of 'killer robot' arms race
A letter to the UN warns the world is getting closer to a dangerous "third revolution in warfare".
Total and Maersk agree £5.8bn deal
It would see French firm Total take control Denmark's Maersk's assets in the UK sector of the North Sea.
Crawford Falconer takes up post as UK's top trade negotiator
Crawford Falconer is expected to "build bridges" on trade before Brexit is formally agreed.
FTSE chief executives' median pay 'down almost 20%'
Deloitte says its annual survey of executive pay suggests policies to limit bosses' pay are working.
Qantas chief to campaign for Australia same-sex marriage
Alan Joyce, who was once struck with a pie over his support, will "be active" in Australia's debate.
Parents on low incomes 'can't afford basics'
Incomes are too low to provide children with 'no-frills' essentials, says Child Poverty Action Group.
Company bosses 'lack cyber-attack training'
A government survey finds one in 10 businesses questioned have no plan to deal with hacking.
Mining stocks rise but FTSE 100 dips
BHP Billiton leads the sector higher in early trade but fails to lift the benchmark 100-share index.
Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails
The government is cracking down after 3,000 savers were conned out of an average of £15,000 each.
'Hard' Brexit offers '£135bn annual boost' to economy
But opponents say the proposal to unilaterally ditch tariffs and barriers is "economic suicide".
One in 10 adults owns second home, says think tank
By contrast, four in ten UK adults have no property wealth at all, the Resolution Foundation says.
'I couldn't tell my parents I had started a business'
Shoko Takahashi set up bio-tech firm Gene Quest, but didn't feel able to tell her parents for six months that she had launched her own business.
How the microwave oven became a million dollar idea
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the microwave oven became a million dollar idea.
Black ownership rules polarise S African mining sector
Will the South African government's attempt at redressing inequalities in the mining industry actually destroy it?
Bottling the sea's 'healing qualities'
To satisfy a growing demand, a company in South Africa is extracting, bottling and selling sea water.
Nokia 8 smartphone takes 'bothie' videos
The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube .
'We can't get the skilled staff'
Stuart Gardner, the boss of British motorbike maker Norton, says that a shortage of skilled employees is holding his firm back.
Will you ever be able to retire?
With people living longer and saving less, are we living through the death of retirement?
India partition: 'We had to start from zero once again'
Among the millions affected by India's partition were people with businesses they had run for decades.
The city that just can't stop growing
Thirty years from now the population of Nigeria will have doubled. How can Lagos - Africa's largest city - cope with its spiralling numbers?
Wrestling bids to boost interest in China
Is it real or is it fake? The fans don't care in the US, and the WWE hopes they won't in China.
Piece of cake
How Cleusa Maria went from being a child farm worker to running one of Brazil's most popular bakery chains.
Only 4% of the UK's adult population - and more women than men - now use a pawnbroker to get a loan.
The average UK shoe size of men and women has gone up by two sizes since the 1970s - but women's footwear makers have not kept up.
The UK's tourism industry reports a big rise in visitor numbers, helped by the weaker pound making the country a more affordable place to holiday.
Weak defences are leaving cargo vessels vulnerable to cyber-attacks, say experts.
Can contactless technologies help charities raise more money?
What's in a name?
China's ban on names such as "scared of wife" or "prehistoric powers" comes after a crackdown on what Beijing regards as strange buildings.
Germany's 'hidden champions'
Exploring the small and medium-sized firms that are the backbone of Germany's economy.
Why passing away has done little to deaden the commercial appeal of musical legends like Elvis and their entrepreneurial super fans.
Hit TV shows are now bought and adapted for different countries around the world in an industry worth billions.
The right note?
Why hi-resolution sites are music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound.
Have it your way
Entrepreneur Lapo Elkann explains how his firm is enticing the rich by customising cars, yachts and private jets.
Cathedrals of commerce
These "cathedrals of commerce" were democratic spaces that, some say, helped emancipate women.
How Giles Fuchs went from failing his A-levels to becoming a very wealthy property and offices boss.
Trade zone North America
In August, Canada, the US and Mexico will sit down to begin to renegotiate Nafta.
How travel companies are trying hard to target the lucrative "selfie-generation".
A smartphone app can tell you whether Japanese knotweed is anywhere near where you live.
It has often been written off - but sales suggest bag-in-box wine is surging in popularity.
'Business as usual'
Businesses in Manchester have been impacted by a fall in visitor numbers in the aftermath of the bomb attack in May, but they are optimistic of a full recovery.
Can the world's most popular mixed martial arts brand finally succeed in conquering the continent?
Kings of the road
The number of ice cream vans has been falling, but a crop of firms are determined to keep the industry alive.