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Staffing firm Hays bets on Germany despite economic slowdown

15 Jan 2019

Britain's staffing company Hays Plc said it had not seen any weakness in Germany's job market despite Europe's largest economy growing at the weakest rate in five years.

PageGroup says Brexit, trade war make companies cautious about hiring

14 Jan 2019

Global recruitment company PageGroup said uncertainty around Britain's exit from the European Union had taken a toll on the country's job market, and it was seeing slower business in China due to the trade war with the United States.

UPDATE 2-Recruiter Robert Walters signals slowdown in UK jobs as Brexit looms

10 Jan 2019

* Q4 UK income grows 2 pct vs 22 pct in Europe (Adds CEO comments)

Standard Chartered axes over 200 jobs in India: source

13 Dec 2018

Standard Chartered Plc has laid off over 200 employees in India in its retail banking division, as more customers move to digital services, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

Pubs group JD Wetherspoon says rising wages to hit results

07 Nov 2018

Rising wages will hit results at JD Wetherspoon this financial year, the budget British pubs group said on Wednesday, sending its shares as much as 6 percent lower in early trade.

Mothercare to cut 200 jobs in restructuring

31 Oct 2018

Mother and baby products chain Mothercare Plc has told about 200 employees their jobs will be terminated as part of a restructuring, the struggling British-based retailer said on Wednesday.

William Hill offers to buy Sweden's Mr Green & Co for $308 million.

31 Oct 2018

William Hill Plc has offered to buy Swedish-listed Mr Green & Co AB (MRG) for around $308 million (242 million pounds) as the British gambling company expands its digital businesses and strengthens its European operations ahead of Brexit.

Ex-HSBC chair Flint heads to Standard Life Aberdeen

31 Oct 2018

LONDON Britain's biggest listed investment manager Standard Life Aberdeen said on Tuesday it had appointed Douglas Flint, former chairman of HSBC , to lead its board from January.

UPDATE 2-British fashion retailer N Brown drops on margin, dividend cuts

11 Oct 2018

* Shares down 21 pct to 109.16 pence at 0948 GMT (Releads, adds analyst comment, context, updates shares)

Patisserie Valerie finds accounting errors, suspends CFO

10 Oct 2018

The owner of British café chain Patisserie Valerie was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday after discovering accounting irregularities and that tax authorities were pursuing its main trading arm for more than 1 million pounds ($1.3 million).

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