The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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Half-year profits at ITV rose by 25% as revenue increased across all divisions, but the broadcaster's share of viewing across its channels fell 4%.
Foreigners must be stopped from buying UK homes with "plundered" cash and a "global effort" is needed to beat corruption, David Cameron will say later.
A factory which had made up to 41,000 fake Apple iPhones has been caught in China leading to nine arrests.
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China's biggest online search engine Baidu missed analysts' expectations as profits took a hit from investment redirected elsewhere.
Burger King has credited the return of its "chicken fries" for helping to drive a better-than-expected rise in second quarter profit.
Shares in mainland China have recorded their biggest one-day fall for more than eight years following a sell-off towards the end of the trading day.
The FTSE 100 closes lower, with shares in Merlin down 4.3% after it warns that profits will be hit by the rollercoaster crash at its Alton Towers theme park.
Alton Towers owner Merlin Entertainments says the rollercoaster accident at the theme park could affect profits by as much as £47m.
The amount of pension liberation fraud more than tripled in April, the month after new pension freedoms were introduced, figures suggest
One of India's richest men, Yusuffali Kader, has bought the original Scotland Yard site in Whitehall for £110m.
The outlook for the eurozone has improved, says the IMF, but it adds that the region is still "vulnerable to shocks".
Consumers can exchange old mobile phones for instant gift vouchers at catalogue retailer Argos.
The jury in the trial of Tom Hayes, the trader charged with rigging global Libor interest rates, has retired to digest nine weeks of evidence.
Negotiators from Greece's creditors have begun arriving in Athens to start discussions on a third multi-billion euro bailout deal.
GVC Holdings raises its bid for rival gaming firm Bwin to about £1bn, topping a rival offer from 888 Holdings.
Shares in China record their biggest one-day fall for more than eight years after weak data raises concerns about the health of economy.
Payday lender Cash Genie faces a £20m compensation bill after charging customers £50 to transfer them to the firm's debt collection business.
Estate agents are urging politicians to push on with house building as demand from potential buyers picks up.