Dampened Outlook Causes Restaurant Performance Index Decline in June
Same-store sales remained positive; operators less optimistic about the economy
EMEA H1 2015 volumes up 85% on 2014 - UK up 172% on 2014 - Private equity funds targeting Europe, particularly UK regional hotels - Chinese investment has reached $1.9bn already this year - Greek crisis will not put off investors
Preliminary traffic figures for the month of June released yesterday by the Association of AsiaPacific Airlines (AAPA) confirmed continued growth in international passenger demand, but air cargo markets softened.
Jobless rates were lower in June than a year earlier in 351 of the 387 metropolitan areas, higher in 28, and unchanged in 8. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 317 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 61, and unchanged in 9.