Stock market activity
Italy's Monte dei Paschi says its restructuring plan includes writing off bad loans, job cuts and raising five billion euros in new capital.
Snapchat has moved closer to an initial public offering of shares having reportedly chosen Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to run the sale.
The pound suffered a massive temporary loss in value overnight, diving 10 percent against the dollar in just minutes - a so-called flash crash.
The Bank of Japan is changing tack as it tries to get the economy growing again with an increased emphasis on the amount of interest paid to investors who buy government bonds.
Qatar Airways has lifted its stake in IAG to 20 percent, following its recent investments in LATAM and Italy's Meridiana.
Consumer goods giant Unilever has reported better then expected Q2 sales. Swiss drugmaker Roche also beat market expectations.
Confusion over the launch of Pokemon GO in Japan has gamers angry and investors selling the shares of Nintendo.
Brexit uncertainties hang over the merger between the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse even as LSE shareholders overwhelmingly voted for it.
British, US and European bond yields have fallen, in some cases to record lows, on the prospect of lower interest rates and other stimulus to counter the effects of the Brexit.
Britain's vote to leave the European Union is threatening the planned merger between the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse though the LSE says it remains on track.
Share prices in London and around Europe bounced back after the hammering they have taken since Friday.
The pound plummeted and the London FTSE fell in the wake of Britain voting to leave the EU.
Global markets have been shaken by the prospect of a UK exit from the European Union.
The world's major financial institutions, including Citi and Goldman Sachs, are to call in senior traders to work through the night following the Brexit vote.
Royal Dutch Shell is to end oil and gas operations in up to 10 countries as it further reduces spending after the purchase of BG Group.
Germany's Bayer has offered to buy US seeds company Monsanto for $62 billion (55 billion euros) in cash trying to gain the top spot in the fast-consolidating farm supplies industry.
Inflation in British slipped in April for the first time since September last year. Consumer prices rose 0.3 percent from April 2015 as the cost of airfares and clothes fell.
Mixed full-year results from Vodafone - underlying earnings rose 2.7%, but losses after taxation were 4.02 billion pounds.
Twitter won't comment on a Bloomberg report users will soon be able to write longer tweets as it plans to stop including photos and links as part of its 140 character limit.
Facebook’s latest financial earnings smashed expectations, propelling shares in the social network to a fresh all-time high on Thursday (April 28)
Volkswagen says it's confident of solid growth this year despite 'Dieselgate' but admitted the scandal could cost much more than the amount set aside so far and assets might have to be sold.
Apple has announced its first-ever fall in iPhone sales and first revenue drop in more than a decade causing the share price to fall.
Federal Reserve policymakers are expected to leave the cost of borrowing unchanged in the face of disappointing word on durable goods orders and consumer confidence.
BP has said it could reduce its capital spending further after reporting an 80 percent drop in profits in the first three months of the year.
Argentina is back selling government bonds for the first time in 15 years having settled a long-running legal battle with investors after it defaulted on its debts in 2001.