US economic growth surges by 4%
The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.
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.
New banker rules 'could hurt London'
Bank of England plans to penalise badly-performing bankers could put London at a disadvantage as a financial centre, says banking industry body BBA.
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%.
Japan's ANA cancels Burmese deal
Japan's ANA Holdings cancels its plan to buy a 49% stake in Asian Wings Airways, an airline based in Myanmar, also known as Burma.
Aer Lingus reports improved fortunes
Aer Lingus reports a "significant" improvement in its operating profit over the last six months, which rose by 40% compared to the same period last year.
London Market Report
Barclays and RBS are among the top gainers in Thursday morning trading, while the FTSE 100 edges into negative territory.
Japan output falls most since 2011
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.
Bank backtracks on burlesque ban
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.
Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster'
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.