BBC Business News
The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
North Sea oil summit announced
Aberdeen City Council announces it is to hold a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry.
Oil price fall 'not Opec's fault'
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
Booking.com fraud network revealed
Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.
Plan to help over-50s get jobs
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.
Be honest on cuts, says Mandelson
Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.
Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
Millions shopping on 'Panic Saturday'
UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn buying Christmas presents and groceries on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday".
Blackberry in revenue slide
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger than expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.
Power firms to get £1bn to stay open
Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.