24/10/2014 7:41 AM
Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal
(BBC News) 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.
24/10/2014 7:40 AM
Amazon reports increased losses
(BBC News) Amazon shares plunge over 10% after the company reports a third-quarter loss of $437m (Â£273m), bigger than many analysts expected.
24/10/2014 7:29 AM
Lower inflation hits kiwi
(News.com.au) THE NZ dollar took a hit against the greenback after lower-than-expected inflation figures were released on Thursday.
24/10/2014 4:29 AM
Brazilian firms up bid for Chiquita
(BBC News) Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups up their bid for banana giant Chiquita after their initial offer was rejected earlier this month.
24/10/2014 3:02 AM
Tesco shares slump on profits error
(BBC News) Tesco shares close 6.5% down after the retailer announced that profits were overstated by Â£263m, Â£13m more than the original estimate.
24/10/2014 2:55 AM
FTSE ends up despite Tesco slump
(BBC News) London's benchmark FTSE 100 index recovers early losses to close up 18.46 points, or 0.3%, at 6,418.19, despite 6.6% fall in Tesco shares.