The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.
The big six energy firms are set to double their profit margins over the next year, according to estimates by the regulator, Ofgem.
Bank of England plans to penalise badly-performing bankers could put London at a disadvantage as a financial centre, says banking industry body BBA.
Bank of America's Countrywide unit must pay $1.3bn for selling defective home loans to US government mortgage lenders, a New York judge rules.
HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.
Airbus says the market for commercial aircraft is "still very strong" despite a wave of order cancellations.
Barclays' half yearly profits fall 7% to £3.35bn, following a fall in revenue at its investment bank.
Nintendo's share price drops after the company reports a bigger than expected loss despite the release of Mario Kart 8 over the period.
Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.
The World Cup and a revival in advertising revenues boost profits at the broadcaster ITV.
Spain's economy is growing at its fastest quarterly rate since the end of 2007, but it is also facing a deflation threat.
Japan's ANA Holdings cancels its plan to buy a 49% stake in Asian Wings Airways, an airline based in Myanmar, also known as Burma.
Aer Lingus reports a "significant" improvement in its operating profit over the last six months, which rose by 40% compared to the same period last year.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron warns of increasingly tough sanctions unless Russian President Vladimir Putin "changes his approach".
No deal is in prospect in Argentina's debt talks in New York as Wednesday night's default deadline approaches.
Barclays and RBS are among the top gainers in Thursday morning trading, while the FTSE 100 edges into negative territory.
A circus group which was denied a Santander business bank account because its showgirl and burlesque acts posed a "moral problem" has now been offered the account.
Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September.
There has been a sudden jump in the number of individuals becoming insolvent, in the steepest rise since 2010, according to government figures.
The number of people taking out mortgages is back on the rise, according to figures from the Bank of England.
Seven out of 10 regions of England and Wales recorded month-on-month falls in house prices in June, according to the Land Registry.
An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, says a think tank.
Japan's factory output falls 3.3% from May to June, the latest sign to highlight that the recent sales tax rise is affecting consumer demand.
An oil tanker carrying $100m of Iraqi Kurdish oil off the coast of Texas is set to be seized by US marshals after a judge approved a seizure request from the Iraqi government.
Three business investors answer our readers' questions about how they judge whether or not to invest in a business venture.
With a growing number of people going out for meals on their own, restaurants are increasingly seeking to appeal more to solo diners, reports Barbara Balfour.
Easy Taxi founder Tallis Gomes explains how the difficulties of hailing a cab in Rio de Janeiro led him to create his smartphone app.
Lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone say the Formula 1 boss is ready to pay a German bank 25 million euros ($34m; £20m) to settle a court case against him.
A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.
Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say they are "heavily dismayed" by claims that migrants who worked on their offices are still waiting to be paid.