AIB has cut its staffing levels by 10% and reduced the amount provisioned for bad loans

AIB sees pre-tax profit of €437m in H1 2014

07.30 AIB has reported a pre-tax profit of €437m for the first half of the year - a significant improvement on the €838m loss incurred in the same period of 2013.

Aer Lingus has reported a 6% rise in revenue for the first half of the year

Aer Lingus reinstates 2014 profit guidance

08.10 Aer Lingus has reinstated its 2014 profit guidance, six weeks after a downgrade, saying that recent trading trends would help it meet its previous target after all.

Twitter has made a number of tweaks to try to increase user engagement and attract new customers

Twitter shares soar on back of improved user data

08.26 Twitter halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup, assuaging concerns for now that the online messaging service had peaked.

Barclays is still recovering from a number of financial scandals, including its involvement in Libor rate-rigging

Barclays posts 68% rise in first-half profit

08.15 Britain's scandal-hit Barclays bank has posted a 68% jump in first-half net profits, as it pushed ahead with a major restructuring that will shrink its investment bank division.

ITV is home to a number of Britain's more popular television programmes

World Cup gives ITV 11% earnings boost

08.19 Britain's biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster ITV has posted a better-than-expected 11% rise in first-half adjusted earnings, helped by the draw of the soccer World Cup.

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Twitter has made a number of tweaks to try to increase user engagement and attract new customers

Twitter shares soar on back of improved user data

08.26 Twitter halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup, assuaging concerns for now that the online messaging service had peaked.