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 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.
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.
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. construction shrank less than economists forecast in April as homebuilding strengthened, Markit Economics said.
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. services growth unexpectedly accelerated to its fastest pace in more than two years in June in a sign the recovery is gaining strength.
"The future is looking bright for the U.K. construction industry."
- David Noble on Nov 04, 2013