The company's upstream segment saw
significant growth in the second quarter, which company leaders attributed to multiple factors.
The recruiter's UK & Ireland geographical segment saw
net fees fall 2%, also 2% like for like.
Residential land investment also accelerated by 18%, while the apartment segment saw
the largest annual increase in terms of dollar volume, growing by 69% to reach $849 million.
Concurrently, unsold stock in the affordable segment saw
an increase of nearly 3 per cent as maximum new launches catered to this segment during the period.
In the first four months of the year, this segment saw
a decline of 10.2 percent to 7,016 units from a year ago.
Trading at the Bureau De Change (BDC) segment saw
the naira closing at N360 to the dollar, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N470 and N402, respectively.
As well, its Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance segment saw
earned premiums jump by nearly $451 million.
Trading and distribution segment saw
7.8% and 9.9% increase in net profit and revenue respectively, on Ebn Sina Medical -- the largest business in the trading and distribution segment -- which enjoyed a particularly successful year as it saw increases in both revenue and net profit.
Parker Hannifin's diversified industrial segment saw
a 4 percent gain in sales to $1.6 billion and a 14 percent gain in operating income to $257.8 million in North America, while international sales decreased 3 percent to $1.2 billion and operating income rose 15 percent to $189.1 million.
The electricity segment saw
a decrease by 8.0 percent between October and the previous month, while the annual decrease compared with October 2017 was 2.5 percent.
Miscellaneous goods and services category recorded a 1.32 per cent rise in prices, while restaurants and hotels segment saw
a 0.34 per cent growth in price index.
Contestants could also "grab a grand" in the show's weekly phone-in game show challenge while the Wait Till I Get You Home segment saw
children revealing some embarrassing home truths about their parents.