Leisure airline Monarch terminates its contract with Swissport, one of the baggage-handling companies at Gatwick airport, after weekend chaos.
British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.
Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders end in failure.
Profit at Lloyds Banking Group falls after it is hit by PPI mis-selling charges and a Libor rate-rigging settlement.
The growth in house prices is starting to moderate, according to the UK's biggest building society, the Nationwide.
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.
The eurozone inflation rate has fallen to its lowest level since the height of the financial crisis, adding pressure on the European Central Bank to intervene again.
The UK government unveils new principles aimed at tackling "ridiculous" delivery charges faced by shoppers living in remote areas.
A former judo sparring partner of Vladimir Putin is among three of the Russian president's close aides on a new EU sanctions list.
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell describes its performance as "robust" after its second-quarter profits more than doubled.
Drinks giant Diageo reports a fall in net sales after being hit by a slowdown in China and other emerging markets.
The FTSE 100 gets off to a strong start in early Thursday trading, boosted by a strong crop of results from blue-chip companies.
Russia is ordered to pay about $2.5bn to former shareholders in defunct oil group Yukos by the European Court of Human Rights.
Sony reports better-than-expected profits for the first quarter, helped by robust sales of its PS4 gaming console and a weak Japanese currency.
Portugal's troubled lender, Banco Espirito Santo, reports a bigger-than-expected loss of 3.6bn euros for the first six months of the year.
Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.
Tata, India's biggest business group, is set to invest $35bn over the next three years in areas including retail and defence.
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.
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.
The big six energy firms are set to double their profit margins over the next year, according to estimates by the regulator, Ofgem.
HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.
There has been a sudden jump in the number of individuals becoming insolvent, in the steepest rise since 2010, according to government figures.
The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.
Spain's economy is growing at its fastest quarterly rate since the end of 2007, but it is also facing a deflation threat.
Bank of England plans to penalise badly-performing bankers could put London at a disadvantage as a financial centre, says banking industry body BBA.
Baggit is one of India's most well-known handbag brands. Founder Nina Lekhi explains how it was created "by mistake".
Why two Spanish sisters are growing wheat and baking bread in one of the most arid regions of Spain.
Three business investors answer our readers' questions about how they judge whether or not to invest in a business venture.
The World Cup and a revival in advertising revenues boost profits at the broadcaster ITV.
Lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone say the Formula 1 boss is ready to pay a German bank 25 million euros ($34m; £20m) to settle a court case against him.
A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.
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Members of the 'millennial generation' are finding ways to earn a living from skills they learned not at school, but on social media.
One of the world's best known piano manufacturers, Steinway, is seeing a rise in demand from Asian countries such as China.
Centrica's Chief Executive Sam Laidlaw has told the BBC gas use is down as result of warmer weather, but has batted off criticism that bills could be reduced further because of lower wholesale prices.
Driverless cars are set to take to the roads in the UK from next January, they will guided by a system of sensors and cameras.
New technology is opening up whole new careers to young jobseekers who may be having difficulty getting into more established professions.
Not many family businesses in Taiwan find it so easy to hand over the reins, especially companies started during the boom years of the country's industrialisation.
HSBC bank has told three Muslim organisations that they are to have their accounts closed.
Samira Hussain reports from New York on the opportunities opened up by technology that did not even exist a few years ago.
As well as the aviation disasters of recent months, airlines are being affected by aggressive competition and economic uncertainty.
How businesses hope to learn more about us by offering free wi-fi.
Friends of the Earth say that renewable energy and energy efficiency are more effective solution to UK energy problem than fracking
A strike over staffing and pay by thousands of passport workers 'will jeopardise holidays', says Paul McGoay of the Public and Commercial Services Union(PCS).
The BBC's Sameer Hashmi talks to the woman behind the successful Bollywood blog MissMalini.com.
BBC News looks at the facts about global travel.
Cattle rustling in sub-Saharan Africa comes at a huge economic and human cost. In rural Senegal, tracking cows using mobile phone tech could help.
High tariffs on many goods in Tunisia make it profitable to bring everything in across the border, as Leana Hosea reports.
The Chancellor George Osborne has said that GDP figures showing the economy is now 0.2% ahead of its pre-crisis peak are a "major milestone".
Many Pakistanis are complaining that Ramadan has become too commercial over the last few years, and is losing its true spirit.
Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, is known as the toughest cop on Wall Street.
Mumbai's grand old Parsi cafes have long been a symbol of the city's diverse cuisine and culture, Sameer Hashmi looks at why they are dying out.
Bill Gates calls for an improved audit of international aid in Africa, to ensure it achieves its aims.
The future of Malaysia Airlines depends on what its biggest shareholder, the government, wants to do says an industry analyst.
Bad weather left a Kent pub without power over Christmas, the landlord has been compensated for loss of earnings as power companies change the rules on payments for people whose power is cut off
Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.
Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.
Facebook has reported a 138% jump in net income in the second quarter on booming advertising revenue.
Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.
Saudi Arabia's stock market will open up to foreign investors for the first time.
The loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has raised questions over how flight paths are regulated.
Plans to set up Wales' first software university are being prepared by businesses concerned about a skill shortage in hi-tech industries. Simon Powell of Eysys describes his recruitment problems
Mark Lobel reports on foreign investors re-building ties with Iran in anticipation of an easing of trade restrictions on the country.
Brazilian Tallis Gomes explains how a failed attempt to hail a cab drove him to create smartphone app Easy Taxi.
The Corporation of London is the body that runs the City and is a quirk of centuries of history.
Indonesia's next president faces challenges including cutting the country's controversial fuel subsidies.
Argentina is set to default in less than two weeks unless it reaches a deal with holders.
Civilian drones are being tested across Africa's game reserves in a hi-tech battle with poachers threatening the continent's wildlife tourism industry.
Increasingly, technology companies are integrating the internet with other devices, such as household appliances or cars. But are there security risks?
Analysts are questioning whether Malaysia Airlines can recover from two tragic disasters this year.
Chancellor George Osborne discusses a new initiative to supply savers with free independent pensions advice.
How Michal Stencl created one of the world's biggest sat-nav companies in Slovakia.
For more than 130 years one family has been making Australia's most famous range of hats - Akubra.
The banking scandals in recent years are "not helpful for me in my role", says the Lord Mayor of London.
Warning emails are to be sent to people who are downloading music and films illegally.
Nigeria is booming, but a vast gap still exists between the growing middle-class and other Nigerians.
China and Zambia have strong trade and business links, but the romance has not been without controversy.
The Commonwealth Games in Delhi four years ago provided the city with world class facilities, but there is criticism that the legacy was not worth the cost.
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