Japanese firms this week reported strong earnings for the latest quarter, led by manufacturers, highlighting a divergence between the health of the corporate sector and the broader economy.
Japanese display maker Sharp Corp. says it no longer has doubts about remaining a "going concern," thanks to a boost in demand for smartphone displays from its key customers.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has ordered airlines to fly at higher altitudes over Iraq amid growing concerns about carriers operating around conflict zones.
The operator of British Airways and Iberia said it will trim capacity this winter despite reporting robust second-quarter earnings.
Chrysler said its U.S. auto sales rose 20% in July, as its Jeep brand turned in another month of strong growth.
Weyerhaeuser said second-quarter earnings rose 43% on strong growth in wood-products sales and one-time gains.