The FTSE-100 index touched a five-year high as global stock markets soared after much better-than-expected US jobs figures.
UK construction output fell for a third consecutive month in January, with the civil engineering sub-sector suffering its first drop in activity since August, a key survey has revealed.
UK manufacturing output rose last month at its fastest pace since September 2011, a survey from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) shows.
FEARS of a triple-dip recession could mount this week with the release of official figures expected to show the UK economy slumped into the red at the end of last year.
FEARS of a triple dip in Scottish and wider UK economic output have been fuelled by a survey showing the services sector last month suffered its worst contraction since April 2009.