*Comes after a string of disappointing Tokyo debuts. TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's largest recruitment company Recruit Holdings said it is planning an initial public offering worth $1.8 billion, which will test investor appetite for big Tokyo listings after some weak debuts this year.
ZURICH, Aug 7- Adecco, the world's largest staffing company by sales, expects a modest economic recovery to keep demand for temporary workers stable in Europe as it reported a slight slowdown in underlying revenue growth in the second quarter.
ZURICH, Aug 7- Adecco, the world's largest staffing company, said underlying revenues grew 5 percent in the second quarter as it continued to benefit from a fragile recovery in European economies.
*Adecco, Randstad seen benefiting from subsidies, auto sector. LONDON, July 29- Despite high unemployment, weak economic growth and complex labour laws, France is offering an unlikely glimmer of hope to beaten-down staff recruitment firms such as Adecco and Randstad.
The company, which provides firms with temporary workers and offers them IT outsourcing, management and engineering services, also operates in Germany, Russia, Turkey, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
European markets closed higher on Thursday as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at possible stimulus measures next month.
The European Central Bank has cut interest rates but what's really needed to get the region's economy going are flexible labor markets, say experts.
Patrick de Maeseneire, CEO of Adecco, discusses the company's earnings and says he is not surprised about France's credit downgrade.
Adecco, the world's No. 1 staffing agency, beat expectations for third-quarter net profit and said it expects increasing demand for flexible labour in Europe as the region emerges from recession.
*More than 137,000 temp jobs have been added in 2012. Oct 5- Businesses wary about the U.S. presidential election and the outlook for fiscal policy will probably hire temporary workers in the fourth quarter rather than full timers, a view that lifted staffing company shares on Friday.
US banks are beefing up their mortgage departments in response to growing pressure and concern over the use of “robo-signers”, employees who rubber-stamped thousands of foreclosure documents without checking the accuracy of the information they contained. The FT reports.