*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.
*Adecco and ProSieben rise after Q1 figures. LONDON, May 8- European stock markets rose on Thursday, lifted by reassuring business updates from some of the region's top companies such as Adecco and by better-than-expected Chinese trade figures.
PARIS, May 8- European shares rose in early trade on Thursday following dovish comments from U.S. Shares in Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing company and a barometer of Europe's economic health, rose 2.9 percent after saying higher demand for its services in Germany and the UK helped revenues increase in the first three months of the year.
PARIS, March 13- European stocks were steady on Thursday, halting their two-week slide, although a sell-off among UK retailers after a profit warning by Morrison's kept investors on edge. Worries over China's pace of economic growth as well as tensions in Ukraine also weighed on sentiment.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.2 pct. PARIS, March 13- European stocks inched higher early trade on Thursday, halting their two-week slide, although a sell-off among UK retailers after a profit warning by Morrison's limited the rebound.
ZURICH, March 12- A nascent economic recovery in Europe helped Adecco, the world's largest staffing agency by sales, beat fourth-quarter profit forecasts and increase revenue for the first time in seven quarters.
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.