LONDON Euro zone factory activity grew faster than previously thought in July, easing only slightly from June's 14-month record pace as rising prices kept new orders in check, business surveys showed on Monday.
HSBC Holdings Plc, Europe's largest bank, said second-quarter profit surged 18 percent, even as it took a $1.3 billion charge to settle a probe into currency rigging.
LONDON: Emerging market assets extended losses on Monday as the rouble fell to 4 1/2-month lows and led currencies lower. Stocks dropped 1 per cent after Chinese data confirmed a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy.
A group of German carmakers, including Audi, BMW and Daimler, are buying Nokia's Here digital mapping business for €2.8bn (�2bn).
Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) said on Friday it accepted actually buy fashion starting time Polyvore to assist send targeted traffic and build up its cellular and interpersonal public offerings.