Sony surprises market with profit

Sales of PlayStation 4 consoles drive earnings into the black

Sony: random walk

Still too early to proclaim restructuring success

Naver disappoints amid Line IPO talk

Growth of mobile chat app offset by online games writedown

Diageo profit falls on baijiu write down

Beijing’s push to stop conspicuous spending affects company

Beijing probe touches west’s cereal bowls

Ripple effects of investigations felt by foreign partners

Alibaba talks could price Snapchat at $10bn

Wide valuations after speculative discussions on stake

Lessons in circumventing central controls

Billions have moved into overseas assets, defying official limits

Mobiles knock Nintendo off course

Rise of mobile gaming dents popularity of Wii U consoles

India’s Tata earmarks $35bn for expansion

Conglomerate eyes spot in list of world’s top 25 businesses

Microsoft raid highlights China troubles

Deeper disputes hang over future of US trade ties in country

Amazon sparks India ecommerce war

Investment of $2bn follows rival Flipkart’s $1bn fundraising

UN reviews rules on conflict zone flights

Icao says downing of MH17 highlighted ‘gaps’ in the system

Ecommerce site Flipkart raises $1bn

Indian online retailer to use funds to focus on mobile users

Sony set to fail Japan index test

Company’s losses mean likely ejection in August reshuffle

McDonald’s Japan axes profit guidance

Fast food chain withdraws full-year forecast amid falling sales

Business as usual the Chinese way

Business as usual but Sinologists are the modern Kremlinologists

Baidu follows Google steer with self-driving car

Italian police seize €104m from Nomura

Allegations bank defrauded the government of Sicily investigated

Nissan’s US sales offset Japan weakness

Slower domestic sales follow April’s sales tax increase

India prepares for smartphone ‘big bang’

Lower prices drive Asia’s fastest-growing market for the devices

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