The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 31 min 44 sec ago
Barclays' half yearly profits fall 7% to £3.35bn, following a fall in revenue at its investment bank.
The World Cup and a revival in advertising revenues boost profits at the broadcaster ITV.
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.
Allied Irish Bank (AIB), the parent firm of Northern Ireland's First Trust bank, returns to profit for the first time since the financial crash.
Amazon, one of the world's largest online retailers, says it will invest a further $2bn (£1.2bn) to boost its operations in India.
Not many family businesses in Taiwan find it so easy to hand over the reins, especially companies started during the boom years of the country's industrialisation.
As well as the aviation disasters of recent months, airlines are being affected by aggressive competition and economic uncertainty.
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.
A profile of technology firm Zendesk and its boss Mikkel Svane, and why the company is helping to lead the regeneration of one of San Francisco's toughest neighbourhoods.
Turning Shakespeare's theatre into a living laboratory
The Sami reindeer herders of Sweden say a proposed iron ore mine will ruin their way of life.
Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.
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.
UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, says it is responding to US investigations surrounding a private trading system known as "dark pools".
A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players which allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.
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.
Dating website OKCupid reveals that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect.
India's largest e-commerce company Flipkart raises $1bn (£590m; 60bn rupees) in fresh funding, the largest ever for an Indian internet firm.
Airbus cancels its contract with Japan's Skymark Airlines for the purchase of six A380 aircraft.
The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.