WPP Group PLC reports slowing sales

WPP Group PLC reports slowing sales WPP Group PLC reported slowing sales yesterday and warned about future growth. WPP is seen as bellwether for the advertising industry. It is suggested that clients are bypassing more traditional advertising methods in favour of digital platforms such as google and Facebook. How will …


Walmart sales growth continues

Walmart sales growth continues – sales were up 2.1% to 31st July 2017 to $123.40 billion on previous year.  Asda, a Walmart subsidiary also reported positive sales – the first in three years. Visit Wal-Mart Stores PLC (WMT) for  accounts report summary


UK retail growth slows

UK Retail growth slows as shoppers cut back on some items but not on food. These latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) attracted comment from some analysts suggesting that the UK consumer is in a better place than expected and this could bode well for the future. …


UK Economic growth slows

UK Economic growth slows UK Economic growth slows as latest data suggests UK economic growth appears to remain sluggish. With the backdrop of a weaker pound and improving global growth its somewhat surprising exporters aren’t doing better than this data suggests. The service sector also appears to have slowed. Consumer …


UK & US Manufacturing Data

UK & US Manufacturing Data US data Reports show that US manufacturing data came in better-than-expected for June lifting the DOW to a new intra-day high. Manufacturing PMI’s (Purchasing Managers’ Index) – are accepted as a good gauge to judge economic growth. So the US, in general, surges on. Presumably, …