UK 'still exporting arms' to Russia
The UK is still exporting millions of pounds worth of arms and other military equipment to Russia., despite concerns over its links to separatist rebels, say MPs.
China detains five over meat scandal
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
New contracts boost Capita profits
Outsourcing group Capita sees a 16% rise in profits after winning contracts worth Â£1.3bn, including a 10-year contract to manage the UK government's military estates.
Microsoft profit falls on Nokia loss
Technology giant Microsoft reports a 7% fall in profits to $4.6bn in the second quarter, hit by a $692m loss at its newly-acquired Nokia handset division.
Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%
US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.
Royal Mail hit by parcel revenue fall
Royal Mail's share price falls as it warns of lower revenues from its parcels business, but says it should still be able to meet its targets for the year.
NHS staff balloted over strike action
Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.
EU to widen Russia sanctions
The EU will widen sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says.
UK house sales 'highest since 2007'
UK property sales in June hit their joint highest monthly total since the financial crisis began, figures show, but sales among young adults are low.
Public borrowing at Â£11.4bn in June
The government borrowed more than expected in June, and has failed to reduce public sector borrowing since the beginning of the fiscal year, official figures show.
Lidl publishes UK tax payment
German discount retailer Lidl, which has around 600 UK stores, publishes the amount of tax it pays in the UK for the first time.
Pension delay to be less lucrative
People who delay taking their state pension from 2016 will gain less financial benefit than under current rules, the government proposes.
Student loan system 'tipping point'
There are so many problems and incorrect forecasts in the student loan system that there needs to be a complete review, says a report from MPs.