The Week: Online News - UK leads Europe online

The Internet Advertising Bureau Europe has published the first online adspend figures for the continent, which show the UK leading the market with 39 per cent - EUR3.1 billion (£2.1 billion) - of the total EUR8 billion spent last year.

Germany is in second place, with ?1.75 billion, then France, with EUR1.18 billion. The study also showed that 31 per cent of spend is on display advertising, with 45 per cent on search, 22 per cent on classified and 1.6 per cent on e-mail marketing.