The pace of decline in UK permanent and temporary jobs eased somewhat in July according to the latest KPMG/REC labour market survey. The survey still pointed to continued weakness in the labour market, but suggested growth in private sector jobs is offsetting the drop in public sector employment. (Newswires)
UK retailers John Lewis said the "Olympic Effect" has helped boost sales at flagship London shores, with sales up sharply from the early days of the event. (Independent)
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