NTT Docomo said it swallowed a 15% cut in quarterly operating profit after Japan's largest mobile carrier adopted a low price plan in its fight to retain market share.
Jaguar Land Rover said it would cut prices on Range Rover and Jaguar F-Type Cabriolet models by an average of $32,000, in response to scrutiny by Chinese state media and the government.
U.K. publisher Pearson swung to a first-half profit, even as sales fell, and confirmed its guidance for the full year.
British Sky Broadcasting Group said it agreed to buy all of Sky Italia and most of Sky Deutschland from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, for about $9.09 billion.
Vodafone Group said some of its key European markets are showing signs of stabilization, even as it posts lower-than-expected growth in quarterly revenue.
Anglo American more than tripled net profit in the first half of the year after slashing costs but suffered setbacks at its iron-ore and platinum divisions.
China's banking regulator approved the establishment of three private banks, with one green light going to Chinese Internet company Tencent Holdings.
Slower sales of baby food in China and dairy products in Europe again hampered Danone, as the French dairy giant posted a drop in profit and sales for the first half of the year.
As the shipping industry struggles with high fuel costs and tepid demand, some innovators say that high-tech sails may hold the secret to cheaper and cleaner fuel.
Called Baseline Study, Google's project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular data to create a full picture of what a healthy human is.