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Once bitten, twice shy for Dixons as it vows to shun the internet

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Dixons pays £58m to have Pixmania taken off its hands

Dixons today shed its loss-making French online business, handing the buyer tens of millions of euros to take it off its hands.

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The average deposit for first-time buyers in London has hit an all-time high of £64,000 and the price of a London home shows no sign of reaching a peak. For those companies building houses in the capital this is a pretty good situation.

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Tablets 'turning Dixons into a winner'

The chief executive of Currys and PC World's owner Dixons Retail declared the retailer was moving from "survivor to winner" yesterday as a boom in tablet sales sent UK profits flying.

Dixons in Swedish sell-off

The owner of Currys and PC World has agreed to sell one of its Scandinavian businesses for £14.1m as part of plans to rationalise its portfolio of brands. Dixons Retail is to offload Webhallen, a Swedish retailer of games and media products, to Komplett, the Norwegian online firm. The move is part of Dixons' plans to revitalise its struggling internet business Pixmania, which counts Webhallen as a subsidiary.

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Tablets are a tonic for Currys and Argos

Buoyant demand for tablet devices powered better-than-expected sales at Dixons Retail's Currys and Home Retail's Argos over Christmas, but neither group sees any improvement in UK consumer spending in the year ahead.

Dixons sales up after Comet demise

The owner of PC World and Currys benefited from the demise of rival Comet today by reporting a bigger-than-expected surge in Christmas sales.

Market Report: 'Internet-proof' Dixons on the up

Has electrical retailer Dixons managed to "internet-proof" itself? Analysts at Deutsche Bank think the loss-making retailer may still have a bright future ahead of it. The impact of shoppers spending on the internet rather than at its stores could be reaching its apex they claim.

Dixons shrugs off disruption from collapse of Comet

Dixons Retail, the owner of Currys and PC World, said it has not seen "much disruption" from the stock liquidation at failed rival Comet, as its UK business returned to profit for the first time in five years.

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