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.
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.
Unilever flagged a further slowdown in the emerging markets, even as first-half profit grew on the back of a number of disposals.
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.
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.
LG Electronics said its net profit rose sharply in the second quarter as its mobile business staged a turnaround on higher smartphone sales.
Facebook reported that profit more than doubled and revenue topped estimates for the ninth straight quarter. About 62% of Facebook's ad revenue now comes from advertising on mobile devices.
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.
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.
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.