Golden Discs MD Stephen Fitzgerald said the company was expecting a strong finish to 2014

Golden Discs reports a return to profit

13.09 Entertainment retailer Golden Discs said it returned to profit in the year to the end of June, with the company earning almost €209,000 following a deferred tax provision.

A new airport in the Thames Estuary, nicknamed Boris Island did not make the shortlist

Plans for new London airport rejected

16.28 A plan to build a major new airport to the east of London has been rejected by a government-appointed commission, dealing a blow to its high profile backer, the city's mayor Boris Johnson.

The Swiss National Bank currently forecasts growth of 2% for this year

Swiss growth evaporates in Q2 as trade slows

15.03 Switzerland's economy unexpectedly stalled in the second quarter, showing zero growth as trade took a hit from stagnation in its main export market Europe and falling construction spending.

Gulf of Mexico oil spill was the worst ever spill in the US

Halliburton pays $1.1 billion for Gulf oil spill

16.01 Oil services company Halliburton has said it would pay a $1.1bn settlement over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig blowout that led to the United States' most disastrous oil spill.

Microsoft is one of 30 foreign companies that have come under scrutiny by China's anti-monopoly regulators

China gives Microsoft 20 days to give explanation

01 Sep A Chinese competition regulator has given Microsoft 20 days to reply to queries on the compatibility of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world's largest software company.