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Thursday 08 November 2012
Comet has launched a liquidation sale as administrators move to wind down the failed retailer ahead of store closures as early as next week.
Thursday 01 November 2012
Thousands of jobs are at risk as Comet, the 240-store electricals retailer, is poised to appoint an accountancy firm as administrator just nine months after the UK chain was bought for a token £2.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
From Hemel Hempstead to Cupertino - and back again
Friday 22 June 2012
Dixons Retail, the owner of Currys and PC World, blamed hefty write-downs on the value of its struggling Italian and Greek businesses for a painful full-year loss of nearly £120m.
Friday 18 May 2012
The odds on a Greek exit from the euro are shortening, but many UK businesses could be caught out
Tuesday 28 February 2012
1. Rowenta DG8760 Pro Perfect
This iron sails through crumpled laundry, even tough linen, with complete ease, which you'd hope, at this price.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Not seen this chap before.
Saturday 11 February 2012
How do extended warranties work?
Wednesday 08 February 2012
Outlook The writers of the Simpsons once used a fondness for extended warranties to illustrate their anti-hero Homer's stupidity. And yet despite the things being about as useful a car without wheels, people are still buying. To such an extent that the Office of Fair Trading takes a close interest.
Wednesday 08 February 2012
The Office of Fair Trading has resisted calls to introduce greater protection for consumers from expensive extended warranties. The watchdog should have banned the sale of the cover at the point-of-sale.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
Dixons Retail described trading over Christmas as a "rollercoaster ride", but the electricals group's shares jumped as its results were no worse than the City had expected.
Friday 13 January 2012
Best Buy will start closing down its UK stores on Sunday after throwing in the towel in its battle to shake up the UK electronics market.
Monday 31 October 2011
The private equity firm Opcapita is leading the race to acquire Comet, the ailing 248-store UK electricals retailer that is owned by Kesa Electricals.
Tuesday 26 July 2011
It may be lucky that HM Revenue & Customs was not in charge when the country needed a boost from quantitative easing. The hapless taxman yesterday revealed that it had failed to send out thousands of reminders to citizens to pay their bills on time because it had, er, run out of paper. A red-faced Revenue spokesman admitted that the cock-up had come about due to an "exceptionally high demand this year".
Tuesday 19 July 2011
John Browett, the chief executive of Dixons Retail, has pocketed a cash bonus of £122,000 for the year just ended, despite the owner of Currys delivering a loss of nearly £225m.
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