easyJet shares have glided to the top of the FTSE 100 after the airline raised profits guidance, following record August passenger numbers as Brits fled poor UK weather.
eBay celebrates its 20th birthday on Thursday. One of the web's early darlings survived the dotcom crash and has grown relentlessly since its humble beginnings on September 3, 1995, just days after Windows 95 launched.
Japanese carmaker Nissan has announced it will invest �100m in its UK plant to build the new Juke model. The investment will secure thousands of jobs at the Sunderland factory, which produces the current Juke, Qashqai, Note and electric Leaf models.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has approved the sale of Musgrave Group's loss-making British business to Booker for €57 million.
Asian shares struggled to recover on Thursday with volatility remaining high, while emerging economy and commodity-linked currencies softened as investors worried about the global repercussions of slower growth in China.