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Jan 12 British staffing company Hays
reported higher quarterly net fees on Thursday helped by growth
in continental Europe and Asia Pacific, but noted that
conditions remained tough in Britain.
The company, which places workers in areas such as finance
and IT, reported a 2 percent rise in second-quarter group net
fees at constant currencies in the three months to Dec. 31.
Net fees from its UK and Ireland operations fell 10 percent
at constant currencies, but remained stable over the preceding
quarter, Hays said in its trading update.
"In the UK, public sector markets remain tough, but we see
early signs of improvement in the private sector market," Chief
Executive Officer Alistair Cox said.
(Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain and Esha Vaish in Bengaluru;
editing by Jason Neely)