French consumer prices rose 0.3 per cent in January after a 0.2 per cent rise in December. The year-on-year inflation rate was 1.8 per cent in January compared with 1.7 per cent the month before.
Capita, the outsourcing and support services group, boosted profits in 1996 by 31 per cent to pounds 12.3m. Turnover climbed from pounds 87m to pounds 112m. The total dividend is being raised by 23 per cent to 4.8p, and is accompanied by a two-for-one bonus issue of shares.Reuse content