22 October 2014
Key investors and former leading executives reveal challenge for new chief executive
Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.
Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups up their bid for banana giant Chiquita after their initial offer was rejected earlier this month.
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.
Annual profits at Debenhams have fallen 24.8%, reflecting the impact on sales of last year's warm winter weather.
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