MEXICO CITY--Mexico's stocks rose early Friday, and the peso strengthened against the U.S. dollar, after Standard & Poor upgraded Mexico's sovereign rating late Thursday.
The cost of renting a property in England and Wales rose twice as fast as weekly earnings in the 11-months to November, as landlords cashed in on insatiable demand for homes.
LONDON Dec 20 (Reuters) - Marks & Spencer, Britain's biggest clothing retailer, will attempt to drive Christmas trading by holding a rare one-day sale on Saturday, cutting prices on all non-food items by 30 percent, a source close to the company told Reuters.
Though the Christmas season will fade, the debts incurred during the period will linger until next summer, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has claimed.
Cruise operator Carnival rose up the FTSE 100 for a second day after receiving a number of upgrades in response to its recent trading update.