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The video game maker Electronic Arts (EA) reports lower profits, but forecasts higher earnings in 2014.
Why Malta reckons it can weather the eurozone storms
What should the IMF say to the UK?
Walt Disney's results have beaten analysts' expectations, thanks to strong earnings at its movie and sports TV divisions.
The Dow Jones index closes above 15,000 for the first time as strong German factory data pushes US and European share markets higher.
The new head of the World Trade Organisation will be Roberto Azevedo from Brazil, the first Latin American to hold the post, officials say.
Ex-Chancellor Lord Lawson calls for the UK to leave the European Union - but Downing Street says the PM remains confident his renegotiation strategy "will deliver results".
Tiny Monaco plans to reclaim land from the sea to house more luxury apartments and businesses.
Microsoft faces claims that its operating system is a "failure"
What difference has the discovery of oil off the coast of Ghana made to the lives of people in the once run-down port of Takoradi, the hub for the new industry?
Danish brewer Carlsberg returns to profit in the first quarter of the year, helped by strong sales growth in Asia.
HSBC almost doubles pre-tax profits to $8.4bn (£5.4bn) in the first three months of 2013 after trading conditions in the bank's key markets improve.
Shares in G4S fall more than 13% after the world's largest security firm warns about continuing tough trading conditions in Europe.
Scottish Premier League clubs unanimously agree on a package of measures that would deliver a merged league body for next season.
The European Commission will unveil plans on Wednesday to extend the length of time home states must support their own citizens seeking work in other EU countries.
Why Scandinavia wouldn't stand for Apprentice boasts
France's second biggest bank, Societe Generale is considering cutting 550 jobs to weather the ongoing economic crisis in Europe.
General Motors wins approval from China to build a $1.3bn (£835m) plant to manufacture luxury Cadillac cars in the country.
Does UK membership of the EU deter firms from dealing with Asia?
Germany's Commerzbank reports a 94m-euro ($123m; £79m) loss in the first quarter after being hit by charges related to job cuts at the bank.