The world's biggest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, said on Thursday (31 July) that it had seen a bumper quarter with World Cup fever boosting sales from Brazil to Germany.
India's foreign minister told her visiting counterpart John Kerry on Thursday (July 31) that US surveillance of an ally was "unacceptable" following allegations that Washington's National Security Agency targeted the ruling party.
Barcelona's new head coach Luis Enrique paid tribute to his former mentor Bobby Robson on Thursday, on the fifth anniversary of the former England manager's death.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) posted a 11.6 per cent year-on-year decline in fiscal fourth-quarter earnings - the third straight quarter of decline.
Facebook on Thursday (July 31) unveiled an app to allow people around the world with mobile phones but no Internet access to access online services for health, education and basic communications.
A moderate 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of the Andaman Islands at 7:41pm (1341 GMT) on Thursday (July 31), the US Geological Survey said.
West Africa is grappling with the largest outbreak of Ebola virus in history, and concerns are mounting that the hemorrhagic fever could spill across international borders.
Home loans formed the bulk of UOB's non-performing loans in Singapore - for the second quarter, its group non-performing loans increased by 7.3 per cent on-year to S$2.31 billion dollars.
Japan's top three banks on Thursday posted lower quarterly profits as the impact of last year's stock market surge faded.
The number of claims for US unemployment insurance benefits, a sign of the pace of layoffs, jumped 23,000 last week to 302,000 after trending lower for several weeks.