People walk under a logo of Toyota Motor Corp at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan, May 8, 2015. Image: YUYA SHINO REUTERS.
... * BP takes $9.8 bln pretax charge after $18.7 bln settlement. * Q2 net income of $1.3 billion. * BP trims 2015 spending again to grapple with low oil prices (Adds details, quotes).
Baidu Baidu reported results for its June quarter after the close of trading yesterday that were mostly in-line however guidance for the September quarter was a bit lower than Wall Street was expecting.
The French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi will pay at least $1.7 billion to enter a new collaboration with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, this one aimed at developing drugs that harness the body's immune system to fight cancer.
The Australian share market has recovered most of its earlier losses and closed just slightly down after a choppy day of trade as investors kept a close eye on China's volatile markets.