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How to do your Christmas shop: go out, buy stuff, go home. Easy

This year, I will mostly be doing my Christmas shopping in shops. This is not because I am a Luddite who has never heard of internet shopping; but because I'm over it. I am living in a post-internet-shopping world. It saves time, stress and energy.

Gemma tries it on: It may be surprising, but I do so hate going shopping

I don't often get excited about going shopping – it's my least favourite activity and I'll do anything to avoid a high street or shopping centre at the weekend (garden centres, John Lewis and DIY shops not included).

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Fashion Statement: The industry that hates to wait seems to love getting in a queue

If you’re a canny shopper, you’re probably beating the crowds even as I type, snapping up this year’s Tickle-Me Elmo doll.

Move over New York: Hong Kong now boasts world's most expensive shopping street

Move over New York, Hong Kong is now home to the most expensive shopping street in the world. New York's Fifth Avenue, home of Tiffany & Co and Trump Tower, has been toppled from its perch - a spot it has held for 11 years.

Is China starting to turn its back on bling?

What have Tiffany, Burberry, Mulberry and Hugo Boss got in common? Yes, they all make expensive products for the global wealthy. But they also all recently warned of a slowdown in sales in once-booming China.

No stranger to the mini-tablet space is Apple’s legal sparring partner, Samsung, whose latest contender in this market is the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0; the starting price for the tablet is $199.99.

Growing Tablet market means more choice but more confusion

This holiday season is turning into a battle among tech giants for the hand-held computer that every tech geek, executive, student and child will be carrying around next year.

Directors at Asos share windfall of £50m

Five directors at Asos, the online fashion retailer, have shared a windfall of nearly £50m after they cashed in shares under long-term incentive plans.

Directors at Asos share windfall of £50m

Five directors at Asos, the online fashion retailer, have shared a windfall of nearly £50m after they cashed in shares under long-term incentive plans.

Unconvincing: Dawn French

Oh Dear Sylvia, By Dawn French

This novel about a woman in a coma has promise but misses the mark

We've chatted you up: British phrases go transatlantic

As a blog charts the rise of British terms entering US English our writer weighs up who's responsible for more linguistic atrocities - us or the Yankees?

Inflation fall may not rescue Osborne

A boost to consumer wallets from easing inflation may not be enough to save the Chancellor from busting his deficit-cutting targets, a leading economic forecaster has warned.

Tesco Bank, which offers insurance, credit cards and savings products, was set to offer a current account this year but the release was put back to allow it to take advantage of new rules making it easier for customers to switch,

Tesco 'on road' to recovery, says CEO Philip Clarke

Tesco insisted its UK business was on the road to recovery today despite the supermarket giant's first drop in profits in two decades.

Fortnum & Mason boss Aspinall quits

The boss of Fortnum & Mason has quit after seven years in the job "to pursue other challenges".

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