James Fisher FY Statutory EPS 79.2p Vs 75.7p Prior Year
Devro Plc FY Basic EPS Declines To 2.6p From 20.1p Last Year
Direct Line Insurance FY Gross Written Premium From Ongoing Operations Down 3.8%
Regus FY Group Revenue Up By 15.8% At Constant Currency To £1.676 Bln
German drug maker Merck KGaA reported a slight decline in the fourth-quarter profit reflecting weak margins, even as sales were boosted by AZ acquisition and strong sales growth mainly in emerging markets. Merck further said it will propose to the Annual General Meeting a 5.3 percent increase in dividend to 1 euros per share. For fiscal 2015, Merck expects a slight increase in organic sales.
Switzerland's economy grew more than expected in the fourth quarter, data from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs revealed Tuesday.
Gross domestic product advanced 0.6 percent from the third quarter, when it was up by 0.7 percent. Economists had forecast the growth rate to ease to 0.3 percent.
Germany Jan Retail Sales Up 2.9% On Moth Vs. 0.6% In December, Consensus 0.4%
Germany Jan Retail Sales Up 5.3% On Year Vs. 4.8% In December, Consensus 3.0%