Taken From: BBC News
Energy firms to 'double' margins
The big six energy firms are set to double their profit margins over the next year, according to estimates by the regulator, Ofgem.
Barclays sees profits fall by 7%
Barclays' half yearly profits fall 7% to £3.35bn, following a fall in revenue at its investment bank.
Airbus says plane market 'strong'
Airbus says the market for commercial aircraft is "still very strong" despite a wave of order cancellations.
Nintendo posts loss despite Mario
Nintendo's share price drops after the company reports a bigger than expected loss despite the release of Mario Kart 8 over the period.
Twitter shares surge on user growth
Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.
HSBC closes some Muslims' accounts
HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.
World Cup ads boost ITV profits
The World Cup and a revival in advertising revenues boost profits at the broadcaster ITV.
British Gas owner names new boss
British Gas owner Centrica announces the appointment of Iain Conn, currently BP's head of refining and marketing, as its new chief executive.
UBS responds to 'dark pools' probe
UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, says it is responding to US investigations surrounding a private trading system known as "dark pools".
Bankers should 'swear ethics oath'
An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, says a think tank.
New chairman for troubled Morrisons
Morrisons, Britain's fourth largest supermarket chain, announces the appointment of former Tesco finance director Andrew Higginson as its next chairman.
Aldi sales see 'record growth rate'
Discounters Aldi and Lidl are booming at the expense of Tesco and Morrisons, research firm Kantar Worldpanel says.
BP warns of Russia sanctions risk
Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.
Airbus cancels Skymark contract
Airbus cancels its contract with Japan's Skymark Airlines for the purchase of six A380 aircraft.
Lloyds fined £218m over Libor
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to key interest rates including Libor.
Ryanair raises profit forecasts
Budget airline Ryanair has raised its annual profit forecast after seeing a sharp rise in earnings for the three months to June.
The tech firm helping a tough area
The tech firm helping San Francisco's tough Tenderloin area
The 'mistake' behind a top handbag firm
How did Michael Jackson help inspire an Indian handbag firm?
From an orphanage to entrepreneur
From living in an orphanage to a self-made millionaire
A company born out of frustration
How one man's failure to get a cab drove him to try to fix the problem
Five ways Aldi cracked the supermarket business
Five ways Aldi changed the world of supermarkets
Slovakia's successful app entrepreneur
'I wanted to make products for people'
Bombardier jet has tricky take-off
Why Bombardier's latest jet did not make it to Farnborough
Chasing the silver dollar
The entrepreneurs targeting senior citizens