Bank and business at odds over rates
Bank of England minutes show officials are still wary over raising interest rates while the Institute of Directors believes the Bank is being too cautious.
Young adults face housing squeeze
A growing proportion of young people have been squeezed out of the housing market in England and are renting privately instead, a report suggests.
PayPal to advance cash to businesses
Online payments firm PayPal is to advance cash to UK small businesses from the early autumn as an alternative to traditional loans, the company has announced.
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China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.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 £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.
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.