|Bid||0.00 x 293300|
|Ask||0.00 x 230200|
|Day's range||191.70 - 196.60|
|52-week range||153.60 - 206.20|
|PE ratio (TTM)||18.83|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.05 (2.23%)|
|1y target est||192.07|
Net (LSE: 0LN0.L - news) migration of European Union citizens into Britain almost halved in the 12 months to September, according to data that alarmed business groups who say Brexit is leaving companies without enough candidates to fill jobs. Official data on Thursday showed a net 244,000 people of all nationalities moved to Britain during the period, down 29,000 from the same point in 2016, official data showed on Thursday. While net migration to Britain from non-EU countries hit an almost six-year high, for EU citizens the number fell to 90,000 from 165,000 in the 12 months to September, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
Preliminary talks on forming a new "grand coalition" to govern Germany are getting closer to the wire with today's deadline for Angela Merkel's conservatives and the opposition SPD to decide whether to enter formal negotiations. It's still possible the two parties might delay a final decision, as in practice they have up until Jan. 21, when the SPD will put any proposals to its grass roots, to find agreement.
The company said it continues to see vigorous trading conditions in the majority of its international markets, reporting a 16 percent rise in net fee growth in its Asia Pacific business. Most British staffing companies are relying on their overseas business to drive growth as uncertainty following Britain's June 2016 vote to leave the European Union curbs domestic demand.
British staffing company Hays Plc reported higher second-quarter net fees on Thursday, helped by strong performance in its international businesses. The company said it continues to see vigorous trading ...
British staffing company Hays Plc reported higher quarterly net fees on Thursday, helped by strong performance in its international businesses. The company, which places workers in areas such as finance ...
A round-up of notable broker activity this morning from Europe's top-ranked* analysts: Credit Suisse changes ratings for a range of companies: ** Broker upgrades Experian to "outperform" and ...
European shares recovered most of their earlier "risk-off" losses on Wednesday, with an easing euro and a positive open on Wall Street offsetting falls in richly valued tech stocks. The pan-European ...
European shares fell sharply in early deals on Wednesday, joining a broader risk-off move with tech stocks falling under renewed pressure and miners hit by a slump in metal markets. Declines were widespread ...
Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 12 (Reuters) - Global banks are still filling job vacancies in London despite concerns that Brexit could threaten the city's status as a major financial centre, recruiter Hays said on Thursday. Although many financial companies have plans to transfer some jobs to continental Europe to keep serving clients in the single market once Britain leaves the European Union, Hays (LSE: HAS.L - news) said they were holding off on pulling the trigger. "The banks have got their contingency plans in place, but they're waiting to see if they can get any steer at all on the eventual deal that will be done," Finance Director Paul Venables told Reuters.
Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 11 (Reuters) - International companies are cutting back on hiring and senior staff are reluctant to switch jobs because of uncertainty over Brexit, British recruitment company PageGroup (Frankfurt: 658848 - news) said on Wednesday. Companies in Britain were filling vacant positions and roles created by restructuring, but were holding back on creating new jobs or setting aside budgets for expansion, Chief Executive Steve Ingham said. "The reality is uncertainty does not breed confidence to move your career from one company to another or commit to hiring people when you're running a business," he told Reuters.
Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 10 (Reuters) - British recruiter Robert Walters (LSE: RWA.L - news) raised its full-year profit forecast for a second time, after it reported a 22 percent jump in quarterly net fee income. The company, which places people in finance, engineering, legal and marketing jobs, said annual pretax profit would be ahead of market expectations, citing strong growth for temporary and permanent jobs. Robert Walters' net fee income grew to 90.7 million pounds ($119.5 million) in the three months to Sept. 30 from 74.4 million a year earlier.
Difficulties faced by most British employers in hiring the right workers decreased compared with last year, although still remained high, according to Hays (LSE: HAS.L - news) ' annual Global Skills Index, compiled with consultancy Oxford Economics. "Candidates in areas of skills shortages remain in high demand and can receive multiple job offers and counter offers.
Hays forecast a modest return to growth in the British recruitment market this year as uncertainty after the Brexit vote eased and added that artificial intelligence was helping to boost its productivity. Smaller firms, especially manufacturers in central and north west England, were behind an improvement in the British market, as they made short-term investments, Finance Director Paul Venables told Reuters. Hays has faced challenges in its domestic market in the past year as Britain's vote to leave the European Union has shaken employer confidence, but the group has still outperformed its closed rival PageGroup, which analysts have in part attributed to better productivity.
British recruitment company PageGroup will pay a special dividend of 12.73 pence per share after growth in some international markets and operational improvements helped drive a 20.9 percent rise in first-half profit. The company, which mainly finds candidates to fill permanent positions, said on Thursday operating profit rose to 56.9 million pounds ($74 million) in the six months to June 30 from 47.1 million a year ago. At constant currency, profit was up 9.2 percent.
Global banks have continued to hire replacements for vacant London jobs, the financial services recruiter told Reuters, despite concerns over Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Many financial companies have said they will move some British jobs to continental Europe to keep serving clients in the single market. "The reality on the ground is there has been little or no movement at all so far," Finance Director Paul Venables said.
Recruiter Robert Walters said banks continued to hire "significant numbers" of people in London, underpinning its confidence that jobs in the sector would not move to the continent anytime soon despite Brexit concerns. "There are examples of banks that have been hiring significant numbers of people in London," CEO Robert Walters told Reuters, adding that financial companies continued to hire for compliance, cybersecurity, risk, audit and technology.
*A round-up of notable broker activity this morning from Europe's top-ranked* analysts: ** Morgan Stanley raises Bureau Veritas to "overweight", pointing to strong level of organic revenue/EPS ...
European shares ended Tuesday on the backfoot as losses among defensive consumer staples and real estate stocks outweighed strength in autos and miners. The pan-European STOXX 600 was down 0.7 percent ...