[NEW YORK] General Electric reported a profitable fourth quarter Thursday amid a big annual loss as it announced a preliminary US$1.5 billion settlement with US officials over subprime mortgages.

[LONDON] Unilever reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter sales on Thursday, hurt by inflation in Argentina and flat volume growth in developed markets, in its first set of results since new...

[NEW YORK] Fast-food giant McDonald's said Wednesday its profits increased in the fourth quarter partly as a result of higher sales in the US and other key markets...

[ZURICH] Swiss banking giant UBS saw its net profits soar by almost five times last year to US$4.9 billion, it announced Tuesday.

[ CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA] Bank of America Corp reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday as higher interest income and loan growth eclipsed declines in revenue from...

[CHICAGO] Strong processing profits probably kept cocoa processing at high rates in Europe and North America, according to a Bloomberg survey.

JD Sports Fashion Plc forecast annual profit at the higher end of expectations on Monday as Britain's biggest sportswear retailer refused to cut prices in a tough retail environment...

[DUBAI] First-half profit at Emirates plunged to its lowest in a decade, hit by higher fuel costs and unfavourable currency moves, and the Gulf airline said it faced a tough six months ahead.