People enter a government-run employment office in Madrid in July. A solid summer tourist season drove a clear decrease in the country's unemployment rate in the third quarter, Spain's national statistics bureau said.
U.K. retail sales fell more than economists forecast in September as warm weather led shoppers to delay purchases of winter clothing.
Tesco Plc (TSCO) Chairman Richard Broadbent will leave after the U.K.'s biggest supermarket company said accounting irregularities started before this year and will continue to impact profit in the second half.
... * Q1 sales 2.037 billion euros, up 2 pct like-for-like. * Eyes 2014/15 underlying profit growth of 1-3 pct. * Eyes gradual improvement in FY sales in difficult climate (Adds detail, background).
image THE HAGUE: Dutch food and cosmetics giant Unilever on Thursday posted a third quarter drop in sales down 2.0 percent, blaming a slowdown in emerging markets, particularly in China.