Consumer goods giant Unilever has reported better then expected Q2 sales. Swiss drugmaker Roche also beat market expectations.
In this edition of Business Line we look at the role of Bank of England governor Mark Carney as he tries to calm the financial world following the Brexit vote.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has addressed the effects of the Brexit vote on his country, pledging to use all available policy tools to help its economy grow.
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 has fallen to levels as low as 1985 after Britain voted to leave the EU.
The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said its ready to intervene and provide additional help to prop up financial markets.
The pound plummeted and the London FTSE fell in the wake of Britain voting to leave the EU.
Stocks and shares have been spiralling downwards across Europe after David Cameron said he will quit as British prime minister.
Global markets have been shaken by the prospect of a UK exit from the European Union.
Rosneft's quarterly net profit fell by 75 percent as crude oil prices declined, but Russia's top oil producer also blamed heavy investment in the period.
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.
The world is stuck in a "low-growth trap" the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development says, even as it slightly raised the eurozone economic outlook for this year.
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.
The disappearance of an EgyptAir plane flying from France to Egypt caused a sell-off of shares on the Cairo stock exchange due to concerns about the potential impact on tourism and the economy.
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.
Investors remain nervous about Turkey's political situation, but share prices and the lira regained some of their earlier losses on Thursday.
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.
Iran says it is justified in increasing the amount of crude it pumps even though that will add to the supply glut and depress prices.
After OPEC and non-OPEC producers failed to reach a deal to freeze oil output euronews got analysis from Spencer Welch, a director with IHS Energy in London.
Japan's Takata could face a bill of 21 billion euros for a recall of all of its potentially faulty airbag inflators.
Porsche's former chief executive Wendelin Wiedeking has been acquitted of alleged stock market manipulation, over its attempt to take control of Volkswagen in 2008.
European traders are wondering if it will be third time lucky after previous failed attempts, but the London and Frankfurt stock exchanges have again