BRIEF-Bank of Hawaii says Kent Lucien to be chief strategy officer
* Says Kent T. Lucien, vice chair, currently Bank of Hawaii's chief financial officer, will become chief strategy officer
(Corrects to show full-year rise and to specify 12 pct fall refers to UK and Ireland, paragraphs 1,3)
Dec 9 Recruiter SThree posted a 2 percent rise its full-year gross profit on Friday weighed by an 8 percent fall in Britain and Ireland hurt by a slowdown in finance and the public sector partly due to Britain's vote to leave the EU.
Adjusted pretax profit for the year to Nov. 30 is expected to be slightly above the top end of market guidance of 37.3 million to 39 million pounds.
Fourth-quarter gross profit in constant currency for the UK and Ireland fell 12 percent, a steeper fall that the 9 percent drop seen in preceding two quarters.
SThree said it was focusing on expanding its UK and Ireland business placing people in science and engineering jobs, given the challenging market conditions in the finance and energy markets.
It currently generates 75 percent of its gross profit outside the UK and Ireland.
"Looking ahead to 2017, global political and macro-economic uncertainties have increased across a number of our key regions," CEO Gary Elden said in a statement. (Reporting by Esha Vaish in Bengaluru)
WASHINGTON, Jan 20 The Trump administration, hours after taking office on Friday, suspended a plan to cut mortgage insurance premiums on federally insured home loans that the U.S. government had estimated would save eligible homeowners an average of $500 a year.
Jan 20 The U.S. government is investigating dietary supplement maker Herbalife over whether it violated foreign bribery laws while conducting business in China, the company revealed in a regulatory filing on Friday.