JD Wetherspoon’s Chairman Tim Martin Says Euro Fears Hurt Trade

JD Wetherspoon Plc (JDW) chairman Tim Martin said that consumer fears over issues such as the euro area debt crisis have helped create an “odd six months” of trading for the company.

“It’s been an odd six months,” Martin said in an interview on Bloomberg TV today. “A very good Christmas, pretty reasonable first-half overall. Things got tough in January. This year people will have a little more money but they are worried about things they see on the news about the euro. This all gets through to people.”

Martin also said the euro currency is “doomed,” reiterating comments he made earlier this year.

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