UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to EU
The UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (€2.1bn) towards the European Union's budget because the economy has performed better than expected in recent years.
Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal
Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.
Qantas back on track to profit
Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.
Amazon reports increased losses
Amazon shares plunge over 10% after the company reports a third-quarter loss of $437m (£273m), bigger than many analysts expected.
Tesco woes still weigh on FTSE
Troubled supermarket Tesco drags down London's benchmark FTSE 100 index for a second day running in early Friday trading.
Asian shares up on US earnings
Asian shares move up on Friday, taking their lead from the US where markets closed higher after strong company results boosted investor sentiment.
Housing market in UK 'is cooling'
Mortgage activity dropped in September compared with a year ago signalling a UK housing market that is "continuing to cool", banks have said.
Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.
Pension plan for regular job movers
Thousands of people who move jobs regularly will no longer be pushed into cashing in or moving their workplace pension, under government plans.