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The run-up to the EU referendum had an impact on (Hays') figures, with net fees in the UK flat as increased concern over the economic outlook hit client and candidate confidence, especially in the second half.
Advertising is a bellwether for the economy as a whole and WPP's performance in the first seven months has been reasonably strong following a record performance in 2015 and despite worldwide GDP growth slowing.
There is a good chance the earnings downgrade cycle may be over for the resources sector, with commodity prices regaining strength and demand fundamentals looking slightly better.
Growth in iron ore output decelerated from 13 percent year-on-year in Q1 to 8 percent in Q2 but production growth accelerated in bauxite, aluminium and also copper, which will do little to ease the market's fears that key commodities could remain glutted for some time to come.
Costa Coffee continues to provide the main stimulus behind Whitbread's sales growth.
Pricing trends were soft in the quarter but developing markets are improving and there is encouraging volume growth in both emerging and developing markets.
The group's 'back-to-basics' approach (is) finding favour with shoppers. The price war, though, goes on and the threat from discounters remains.
The fall in oil prices is sparking profit-taking as a marked slide in crude raises the question of whether BP and Shell will be able to maintain their dividend payments if oil remains lower for longer.
Budget airline easyJet's latest figures disappointed investors.