Sentiment in Europe's top economy has been fading

German consumer confidence steadies

08.45 Consumer confidence in Germany has stopped falling, as households appear to be no longer fazed by concerns about the economic fallout from geopolitical crises, a new poll found this morning.

Sales of Microsofts Surface tablet more than doubled to $908m from $400m last year

Microsoft quarterly sales beat expectations

08.42 Microsoft last night reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies.

Amazon's quarterly profits disappoint investors

Amazon stock plunges as loss widens

08.30 Amazon said last night that its loss in the last quarter widened to $437m after a series of product launches including new phones, tablets and television programmes.

The first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York sent investors rushing to traditional safe-haven assets

Ebola case hits US stock futures

07.58 US stock futures tumbled while safe-haven assets such as the yen and US bonds gained this morning after a doctor who returned to New York City from West Africa tested positive for Ebola.

A look at some of today's business stories in the newspapers

Today in the press

09.29 The Finance Bill has changed the tax rules in relation to Approved Retirement Funds (ARFs), the structures into which many people move their defined contribution pensions on retirement.

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Sales of Microsofts Surface tablet more than doubled to $908m from $400m last year

Microsoft quarterly sales beat expectations

08.42 Microsoft last night reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies.