The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Two people have been charged over alleged match-fixing in English football, the National Crime Agency says.
The Bank of England's move to refocus the Funding for Lending scheme on business and not mortgage borrowers prompts sharp falls in housebuilders' share prices.
Hearts will not be in a position to exit administration until a creditors meeting for parent company UBIG in late January.
France is "more pessimistic" about the state of its economy than fellow eurozone countries, a European Commission survey has found.
Kenya formally launches a new Chinese-financed to extend across East Africa, eventually reaching South Sudan, DR Congo and Burundi.
House prices in England and Wales have fallen by 0.2% between October and November, according to the Land Registry.
Brazil's central bank raises its benchmark interest rate to 10% from 9.5%, the sixth time in a row it has hiked borrowing costs.
Fast food overtakes the traditional brasserie in France
Growing numbers of rodents and insects are boosting business for the UK's pest control experts.
Will Osborne's energy rebate provide any real comfort?
Fantasy money or the future of finance?
A US federal bankruptcy judge rules in favour of a proposed merger between US Airways and American Airlines which would form the world's biggest airline.
Hibu, the parent company of Yellow Pages, goes into administration, appointing accountants Deloitte, as it struggles with huge debts.
The organisers of the 2015 Rugby World Cup announce the cheapest tickets for the final at Twickenham will cost £150.
Energy giant Npower is to cut 1,400 jobs as part of a major restructuring and outsource another 570 jobs.
The Chairman of RBS says he takes claims that the bank forced some small firms to close so that it could make a profit "extremely seriously".
The value of a single bitcoin surpasses $1,000 (£613) for the first time, according to Mt.Gox, the virtual currency's biggest exchange.
The first branch of a British bank in Iraq is opened by the country's Prime Minister, Nouri Maliki.
The Greek economy will shrink further next year and may need more financial help, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.
Almost nine million adults in the UK are living with serious debt, according to a report.