Costa Coffee sales have risen 17.2% in the UK over the past nine months; while the chain has opened 65 stores in Asia. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said, �I feel pretty comfortable about the near-term outlook. But the longer term outlook is going to turn on these bigger questions of business investment, what happens to productivity, what happens to the so-called ...
... Stocks. * Underlying op profit up 13 pct vs group's 11 pct forecast. * Customers spend more on all-inclusive, foreign package deals.
Output from Britain's heavy industries rose more than expected in October, fuelling hopes that the UK's economic recovery, which has so far been driven by consumer spending, is broadening.
Expectations for future house price growth are at a fourteen-year high, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.