Oct 17 Professional recruitment firm Robert
Walters Plc said third-quarter UK profit rose on growth
in trade finance and in some regions outside London, indicating
pockets of strength following the country's vote to leave the
The UK-listed company, which places workers in engineering,
legal, marketing and banking jobs, said UK gross profit grew 9
percent to 23.4 million pounds ($29.1 million) in the quarter
ended Sept. 30. It had reported comparable growth of 4 percent
for the first six months of 2016.
The company has seen a pick-up in activity levels in
financial services towards the end of the quarter, it said in a
statement on Monday.
This contrasts with a statement from larger rival PageGroup
Plc, which said last week that confidence among
employers in Britain was "fragile" following Brexit, with
multinational firms holding off from hiring, particularly in the
financial services sector.
($1 = 0.8042 pounds)
(Reporting by Esha Vaish in Bengaluru, editing by Louise