Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer quit his post as a company director after 14 years, giving new CEO Satya Nadella an even freer hand to reshape the company.
Women now make up 48% of digital gamers in the U.S., with women over 18 more numerous than under-18 boys, previously seen as a key industry demographic.
Chinese auto maker Geely Automobile said first-half net profit fell 20% from a year earlier, as sales of the company's cars fell at home and abroad.
Industrial sentiment in Thailand rose for a third straight month in July as the military government's economic plans became more clear.
Danish brewer Carlsberg warned that problems in Russia and Ukraine will have a bigger impact on full-year earnings than previously expected, even as it posted slightly higher second-quarter net profit.
Balfour Beatty has rejected Carillion's latest takeover offer and says it won't seek an extension to the so-called 'put-up or shut-up' deadline.
Glencore swung to a net profit of $1.72 billion during the first half of the year as increased output following the mining and commodities-trading group's acquisition of Xstrata began to bear fruit.
French IT services company Atos said it had completed the takeover of its smaller rival Bull after securing 84.25% of its shares in a tender offer earlier this month.
Factory-gate prices in Germany fell more than expected in July as energy prices continued to depress the index, suggesting further downside risks to the inflation outlook.
Heineken reported a 1.3% drop in net profit for the first six months of the year as currency movements and divestments weighed on sales.