Portugal is definitely back. There was a warm welcome from the markets, when the country held its first bond auction since having to be bailed out in 2011.
Low yields and strong demand have paved the way for Portugal to exit its aid programme.
Two technology giants Apple and Facebook have posted strong quarterly results and disproved the speculation that Silicon Valley is losing steam.
And in more corporate news. General Electric reportedly is in talks to buy all or part of the French turbine and train maker Alstom.
That all in this edition of Business Weekly.