UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to EUThe UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union's budget because the economy has performed better than expected in recent years.
Standalone TSB picks up customersNewly independent bank TSB says it is attracting more new customers than it had expected.
Microsoft profits fall on Nokia dealMicrosoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.
Job centres to get digital makeoverComputer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.
Qantas back on track to profitAustralia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.
Amazon reports increased lossesAmazon shares plunge over 10% after the company reports a third-quarter loss of $437m (£273m), bigger than many analysts expected.
Tesco shares slump on profits errorTesco shares close 6.5% down after the retailer announced that profits were overstated by £263m, £13m more than the original estimate.
China's property prices declineChina's property prices fall 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector.
Asian shares up on US earningsAsian shares move up on Friday, taking their lead from the US where markets closed higher after strong company results boosted investor sentiment.
Brazilian firms up bid for ChiquitaBrazil's Cutrale and Safra groups up their bid for banana giant Chiquita after their initial offer was rejected earlier this month.
Lorry tax take bigger than expectedA new tax on foreign heavy goods lorries coming to the UK could rake in twice as much as the government expected, new figures suggest.
Japan court backs pregnant womanJapan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.
New North Sea oil field discoveredOil firms BP and GDF Suez announce they have discovered a new field in the UK Central North Sea.
Nokia back in profit as sales riseNokia's fortunes since selling its mobile handset unit to Microsoft appear to be improving with the Finland business returning to profit.