20 October 2011
Last updated at 11:42 ET
World stock markets fall on fears that eurozone leaders are divided over how to tackle the region's debt crisis.
Saab is accepting a $70n investment from a US private equity group, saying it doubts a Chinese deal will come through.
Mobile phone giant Nokia says it made a loss in the third quarter as it continued to come under pressure from other phonemakers.
The world's biggest food group, Nestle, raises its sales growth outlook for 2011 after a better-than-expected performance in the first nine months.
The internet auction site eBay reports a 14% increase in third quarter profits but its shares fall in after-hours trading.
UK retail sales rose by a stronger-than-expected 0.6% in September, official figures show.
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