Goldman's results come as the investment bank's fixed, income, currencies and commodities trading business, a crucial profit engine for more than a decade, has faced headwinds similar to those buffeting rivals.
Morgan Stanley said its first-quarter profit rose while revenue climbed.
Fast-rising expenses eroded Google's first-quarter profits, disappointing investors and sending Google shares lower in after-hours trading.
New York activist investor Jason Ader is rolling the dice on a proxy fight against London-listed online-gambling company Bwin.Party Digital, seeking to name four directors to the board.
Co-operative Group reported a $3.86 billion full-year net loss Thursday and said it hasn't decided yet whether to sink more money into part-owned Co-operative Bank.
Hungary's largest bank by market share and capital, OTP Bank Nyrt., has decided to withdraw from the Crimean region by April 18, the bank said.
Mulberry, the British luxury-goods brand, will introduce lower-priced products to reinvigorate slow sales, a reversal of its previous strategy to move upmarket.
Hundreds of Amazon workers in Germany are expected to walk off the job Thursday, according to services union Verdi, continuing a string of strikes aimed at swaying the e-commerce giant on wage levels.
Rémy Cointreau said a sales decline in China would cause profit to fall up to 40% in the just-ended financial year.
The European auto industry recovered further in March, with registrations up for the seventh consecutive month, boosted by demand for all the region's brands.