U.K. services expanded for a 14th month in February as an index of employment rose and confidence increased to the highest level since September 2009.
U.K. construction unexpectedly accelerated in October to the fastest pace in six years, led by homebuilding.
A U.K. manufacturing index unexpectedly increased in September from a 26-month low as producers attempted to clear backlogs of orders.
Puma SE, Europe’s second-biggest sporting-goods maker, surged to a seven-month high in Frankfurt trading amid speculation PPR SA plans to increase its stake in the company.
A U.K. manufacturing index fell to a 28-month low in October as new orders decreased, adding to concerns the economy returned to stagnation in the fourth quarter.
A U.K. index of services growth unexpectedly rose in September as the economy showed signs of resilience before Prime Minister David Cameron implements the deepest spending cuts since World War II.
U.K. services growth slowed in November from a 16-year high as capacity pressures developed at service businesses from banks to airlines.
U.K. construction growth accelerated to the fastest in three years and house prices increased to the highest since 2008 as government measures boosted property demand.
Ten public-interest groups asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook Inc.’s tracking of Internet users after they log off the world’s most popular social-networking service.
U.K. construction shrank less than economists forecast in April as homebuilding strengthened, Markit Economics said.
"The U.K. service sector maintained the lengthening trend of consistent growth and all the signs are this is set to continue, with confidence at a four-and-a-half year high."
- David Noble on Mar 05, 2014