Global drinks brand Diageo posted disappointing sales for the first half on Thursday, after a slump in the Asia Pacific region.
Deutsche Bank posted a surprise pre-tax profit in the last quarter of 2014.
China's stock regulator will inspect the stock margin trading business of companies, amid concerns that the stock markets are becoming vulnerable.
The U.S. Air Force will use Boeing's commercial 747-8 airliner to replace the Air Force One presidential aircraft.
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