UK industry shows sharp rise in support for euro

UK - Enthusiasm for the euro has risen sharply among Britain's manufacturers in the past 18 months, judging by a survey released on Monday.

However, those keen for euro entry by 2005 were still in a minority, according to the report by the Engineering Employers' Federation.

Nearly 30 per cent of those polled said Britain should join by 2005, compared with 21 per cent in a similar EEF survey 18 months ago, the Financial Times said.

But they were less enthusiastic about growth prospects in the res