LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks hit 2 1/2-week highs and the euro rallied from eight-month lows against the dollar on Thursday after the region's private sector expanded at its fastest rate in three months in July.
LONDON (Reuters) - Budget airline easyJet (EZJ.L) forecast annual profit growth of 14 to 19 percent on Thursday, tempering market forecasts set at the top end of the range and sending its shares down 3.8 percent.
Shares in DIY retailer Kingfisher fell more than 7 per cent on Thursday after a drop in second-quarter sales, partly driven by poor sales of World Cup novelties, including England-themed garden gnomes.
LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales rose between April and June at the fastest pace for a calendar quarter in 10 years despite stagnating last month, bolstering expectations that the economy has sustained its swift pace of recovery.
Reed saw its pre-tax profits rise 2% to �791 million during the six months to June 30. Comics event: Spiderman. Jamie Dunkley. Published: 24 July 2014.