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Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, reports an 18% jump in first quarter profit, helped by a rebound in sales in China.
Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.
Are investors calling time on tech stocks?
The old technology bringing your bank branch to you
Britain's top companies have been warned to exercise caution on executive pay by Vince Cable as they prepare to set next year's awards.
Key points at stake with the world's biggest free trade deal
Gordon Brown says Scottish pensioners are "better protected" in UK, comments the SNP describes as "ludicrous".
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is fined HK$6m (£460,000) by Hong Kong regulators for failing to detect a series of unauthorised transactions by one of its traders.
Six more organisations announce they are leaving the CBI business lobby group over its stance in the Scottish independence debate.
Ministers want to give energy firms the right to run shale gas pipes under private land to kick-start fracking.
Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drugmakers, strike a multi-billion-dollar deal to join forces and reshape their businesses.
How David Moyes dented Man Utd's balance sheet
McDonald's reports a fall in profit for the first three months of the year after sales in its US restaurants fell by more than expected.
Obama, Abe and a high-stakes trade deal
Small print on some car insurance policies has a higher word count than George Orwell's novel Animal Farm, a consumer website has found.
After talks with the trade unions, Bolivia's President, Evo Morales agrees to raise the minimum wage of private and public sector workers by 20%.
China's Shandong Airlines says it has placed an order for 50 Boeing 737 aircraft, worth $4.6bn (£2.7bn) at list prices.
A major report into the near collapse of the Co-operative Bank will say poor oversight of the organisation sowed the seeds of its troubles.
The BBC's Jane O'Brien profiles US-Somali investor Mohamed Ali, who returns to his African homeland to help businesses to grow and prosper.