LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Euro zone businesses performed much better than forecasters expected this month and China's vast factory sector grew a shade faster but there were worrying signs that the upturn could be short-lived.
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.
LONDON�Retail sales in the U.K. fell in September, a further sign that the country's economy may be losing some momentum. The volume of retail sales fell 0.3% for the month compared with August, primarily to unseasonably warm weather putting a damper ...
... * Accounting black hole bigger than expected. * Second quarter trading in home market down sharply. * Scraps full-year trading profit outlook.
French spirits maker Pernod Ricard has today forecast modest profit growth in its current financial year after improving demand in Asia helped sales beat forecasts in the first quarter.