Shares in Kingfisher dropped more than 7% after the European home improvement retailer said trading had been slower than anticipated, particularly in France and Poland
Spanish oil major Repsol reported a 95% rise in second-quarter profit, boosted by the sale of stock in its former Argentine unit and bonds the company received in compensation for its nationalization.
German chemicals giant BASF said second-quarter net profit jumped 12%, boosted by its industrial and specialty chemicals division, despite a deteriorating global economic outlook and heightened geopolitical risks.
The world's No. 2 brewer SABMiller said sales and beer volumes rose steadily in the first three months of its financial year, buoyed by strong growth in Africa and Europe.
EBay is offering $3.5 billion in debt to help fund general operating activities as well as pay down outstanding short-term loans.
Newcrest Mining said it produced more gold than expected during its financial year, but warned it may face further multibillion-dollar write-downs against the value of its operations.
Cheesecake Factory Inc. said its second-quarter earnings rose 5%, and the casual-dining chain raised its dividend by 18%.
Qualcomm's third-quarter profit rose 42% and the San Diego-based company on Wednesday also increased its full-year earnings outlook.
The world's largest mining company said it planned to continue ramping up iron-ore production despite tumbling prices and a global glut in supplies of the steelmaking ingredient.
AT&T said its second-quarter profit fell 7.2% as wireless service revenue took a hit from a drop in prices tied to a shift in strategy.
EasyJet said it expects pretax profit to rise as much as 19% this year despite the impact on travel from turmoil in Israel, Egypt and Moscow, but the airline's shares dropped as the forecast fell short of analysts' hopes.
LG Electronics said its net profit rose sharply in the second quarter as its mobile business staged a turnaround on higher smartphone sales.
Hyundai Motor second-quarter net profit fell 6.9%, hurt by a stronger local currency and higher costs incurred for improving its U.S. market share.
Roche Holding's first-half net profit slid 7% under pressure from exchange rates but strong sales of its cancer therapies prompted the Swiss drug giant to confirm its outlook for the full year.
Preparations for the rollout of Apple's latest iPhones are rippling through Asian economies, boosting revenues at component makers and helping underpin electronics exports from some nations.
BHP Billiton PLC and Anglo-American PLC are in talks to sell their jointly owned portfolio of manganese assets in South Africa and Australia, according to people familiar with the matter.
Angie's List's second-quarter loss widened because of costs tied to its expansion efforts, even as the online consumer-review site continued to post higher revenue.
Some of the biggest shareholders of Teva aim to register their dissatisfaction with the pharmaceutical company's board by opposing the re-election of one or two members and other management proposals.
Canadian transportation-equipment giant Bombardier Inc. said the head of its aerospace unit is retiring as part of a corporate shake-up that will see the company shed 1,800 jobs.
Gilead Sciences's new hepatitis C treatment, Sovaldi, had $3.48 billion in second-quarter sales, more than expected, continuing its historic drug launch.
Canon said its net profit jumped 22% in the April to June period thanks to surging sales of multifunction office devices and industrial equipment.
Unilever flagged a further slowdown in the emerging markets, even as first-half profit grew on the back of a number of disposals.
Japan's third largest trading company said Thursday that the Charoen Pokphand Group would take a 4.9% stake, injecting up to $1 billion into the firm.
Finland's mobile-network maker Nokia said its expectations for 2014 have improved, as its financial performance in the latest quarter was helped by the sale of its handset business to Microsoft.
Meal-delivery startups such as Plated and Blue Apron, along with their investors are hoping to avoid the fate of dot.com era food industry failures.
TripAdvisor's second-quarter profit improved slightly even as the hotel-review site posted a 45% increase in expenses, masking broad revenue growth. The company's per-share earnings missed expectations.
Tractor Supply Co.'s second-quarter profit rose 8% as the chain of farm and ranch stores recorded an increase in revenue.
American Apparel chose a new board, bringing the company a step closer to determining the fate of Dov Charney, the company's founder.
Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T Inc. and media company Chernin Group, is in advanced talks to take a controlling stake in YouTube video producer Fullscreen Inc.
A drop in participation rates and disinterest among young people, particularly millennials, have sent the retail and sporting ends of the business scrambling for a new strategy.