The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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UK car sales in 2013 recorded their best year since 2007, the car industry's body says, with 2.26 million vehicles registered.
The US trade deficit narrowed to its lowest level in four years in November, as rising sales of oil pushed exports to a record high.
A regulator who backed the appointment of the now disgraced Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers, says the right decision was made at the time.
Eurozone inflation slowed to 0.8% last month, official figures show, moving further away from the European Central Bank's inflation target.
A demonstration of Samsung's new television equipment at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show goes awry when Transformers director Michael Bay's autocue failed.
A quarterly survey by the British Chambers of Commerce suggests that UK economic growth will probably strengthen further this year.
Are you fit for work? The tech that can help
A new version of a black cab is unveiled by a car manufacturer in London.
Scottish Power has become the fourth energy supplier to announce a cut in tariffs, following changes announced by the government.
Companies from around the world unveil their latest innovations
Which are the four 'Mint' countries and what makes them special?
Anders Bouvin, the UK boss of Handelsbanken, the Swedish bank that doesn't pay a bonus or advertise, explains why it likes to do things differently.
The Brazilian government says it is considering allowing foreign airlines to operate internal flights during the World Cup to prevent abusive price hikes.
Experts' predictions for house prices in 2014
A recently launched Ethiopian entrepreneurial program has an ambitious goal to train 200,000 entrepreneurs by the end of 2015, as James Jeffrey reports.