Alibaba shares surge on NY debut
Alibaba's shares open significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
Redundancies at Phones 4U HQ
Restructuring at the Phones 4U head office is resulting in 628 redundancies, but 887 jobs in stores will be preserved.
GSK fined $490m by China for bribery
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
WPP moves into Mongolia
A subsidiary of global advertising giant WPP has acquired a majority stake in a Mongolian ad agency.
Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down
Multi-billionaire Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps aside to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as co-chief executives.
Clash over car tax disc changes
Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.
Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm
Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.
Irish economy bounces back strongly
The Irish government upgrades growth forecasts for 2014 after the economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 1.5% in the April-to-June quarter.