Facebook Inc. reported Wednesday that profit more than doubled and revenue topped estimates for the ninth straight quarter due to strong mobile ad revenue.
Britain's top competition watchdog is to investigate whether the Big Six energy suppliers are exploiting loyal customers and �tacitly colluding� over energy price rises.
Euro-area manufacturing and services activity strengthened in July in a sign that a recovery in the 18-nation region is gathering pace.
LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England officials discussed in July whether there was a case for an early rate rise to cool Britain's economy, but were held back in part by strikingly low wage growth and signs of weakness abroad.
(Adds detail, background). LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvements retailer, said its markets in its second quarter, notably in June, had been slower than expected, particularly in France and Poland.