The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The German parliament approves the country's first minimum wage, in a vote in the Bundestag on Thursday
Many people moving home are putting themselves at risk of ID fraud by failing to tell their financial service providers their new address, according to Royal Mail.
Banks face a new mis-selling scandal
Ed Miliband reaches out to business leaders as he unveils proposals for a new body to push through big infrastructure projects and end "short-termism".
Workers' wages peak in their late 30s, official data shows, unlike the mid-1970s when people were paid the most when they were aged in their late 20s.
Labour leader Ed Miliband delivers a speech outlining his plans to build a more prosperous Britain.
The UK service sector continued to grow at a steady pace in June, a survey suggests, with employment rising at a record rate.
India's main stock market, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), resumes trading after being disrupted due to a network outage.
Discount retailer Poundland reports nearly £1bn in annual sales and suggests it could double its store presence in the UK.
A 60-second summary on how much food we are wasting around the world.
Bank of England deputy governor Sir Jon Cunliffe says the UK housing market poses the "biggest risk" to the UK economy.
UK children who are privately educated are likely to earn almost £200,000 more during their early careers than those in state schools, research finds.
Facebook acquires LiveRail - a tech start-up that helps companies serve more relevant ads in the videos that appear on their websites and apps.
Nearly 40% of all fresh food produced in India perishes before it can get to customers. Shilpa Kannan looks at what's being done to try and tackle the problem.
A closer look at TechShops, the US drop in manufacturing workshops, which are increasingly being used by start-up firms to get their businesses up and running.
Tackle food waste and help feed the world
Working mother Tara Sherbrooke explains why she finds it a "challenge" to reduce the amount of food she wastes.
Libya's government says it has resumed control of two eastern oil terminals, Ras Lanuf and Sidra, that were seized by rebels last year.
US retail giant Target asks customers not to bring guns into its stores, after gun rights activists demonstrated with rifles in one in Texas.
Emma Simpson takes a closer look at crowdfunding and how it is helping many businesses and projects to find much needed investment.