CONSTRUCTION activity has surged at its fastest rate for eight months, driven by housebuilding and rises in commercial and civil engineering work.
Investors continued to dump supermarket stocks today amid fears that Tesco's troubles will trigger deeper price cuts in the beleaguered sector.
Markets lifted as economic data showed modest growth in the eurozone this summer following a second quarter when its recovery ground to a halt.
SCOTTISH recruiters have reported a surge in jobs, with improving prospects for both permanent and temporary work, according to a survey published today.
UK housebuilding activity grew in July at its fastest monthly pace since November 2003, and has extended its run of expansion to 18 months, a survey has shown.