Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders end in failure.
British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.
Profit at Lloyds Banking Group falls after it is hit by PPI mis-selling charges and a Libor rate-rigging settlement.
The growth in house prices is starting to moderate, according to the UK's biggest building society, the Nationwide.
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell describes its performance as "robust" after its second-quarter profits more than doubled.
The FTSE 100 gets off to a strong start in early Thursday trading, boosted by a strong crop of results from blue-chip companies.
Sony reports better-than-expected profits for the first quarter, helped by robust sales of its PS4 gaming console and a weak Japanese currency.
Portugal's troubled lender, Banco Espirito Santo, reports a bigger-than-expected loss of 3.6bn euros for the first six months of the year.
Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.
Tata, India's biggest business group, is set to invest $35bn over the next three years in areas including retail and defence.
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.
Airbus says the market for commercial aircraft is "still very strong" despite a wave of order cancellations.
Nintendo's share price drops after the company reports a bigger than expected loss despite the release of Mario Kart 8 over the period.
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.
HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.
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.
Spain's economy is growing at its fastest quarterly rate since the end of 2007, but it is also facing a deflation threat.
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.
Baggit is one of India's most well-known handbag brands. Founder Nina Lekhi explains how it was created "by mistake".
Why two Spanish sisters are growing wheat and baking bread in one of the most arid regions of Spain.
Three business investors answer our readers' questions about how they judge whether or not to invest in a business venture.
The World Cup and a revival in advertising revenues boost profits at the broadcaster ITV.
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.