Peppa Pig's march into Asia boosts Entertainment One revenues

Entertainment One warns that the collapse of Toys R Us will have “some impact” on brands like Peppa Pig as kids scramble for toys
Peppa Pig is beefing up the revenues of TV and film company Entertainment One as its popularity expands in global markets.
In its latest trading update, Entertainment One said it expects revenue from its family division, which includes its most popular children’s animations, to rise by 50 per cent in the year ending 31 March.
Strong growth in the firm's family division offset a lower than expected performance in its film unit.

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The cartoon character has already generated more than 45 billion views on Chinese video platforms and made its debut in Japan last October.
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UK construction suffers biggest drop in activity since Brexit vote due to snow disruption in March

The latest Purchasing Managers’ Index for the sector came in at 47, down from 51.4 in February and below the 50 point that separates expansion from contraction
The UK construction industry suffered its biggest drop in activity since the 2016 Brexit vote in March thanks to severe weather disruption due to the “Beast from the East”.
The latest Purchasing Managers’ Index for the sector came in at 47, down from 51.4 in February and below the 50 point that separates expansion from contraction.
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Civil engineering saw its biggest drop in activity in five years. Commercial construction also fell sharply. Housebuilding, however, fared better in the month.
“Snow-related disruption was a key factor behind the marked decline in activity on site reported by sur..