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Friday 24 June 2011
The gloom enveloping the high street deepened yesterday after the owner of the Currys electrical chain sank to a loss of nearly £225m, an influential survey revealed the worst UK trading figures for a year in June and the spectre of the administrator returned.
Monday 20 June 2011
With a distinct lack of exciting economic and corporate announcements being released in the UK this week, it could be timely to look beyond British shores for interesting trades.
Friday 27 May 2011
A farm labourer has been jailed for life over the murders of four people in Pembrokeshire after evading detection for more than 20 years.
Thursday 26 May 2011
A man who murdered two couples with a sawn-off shotgun was jailed for life today after evading justice for more than 25 years.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Mothercare today dealt a fresh blow to the UK high street as it unveiled plans to close 110 outlets and focus on out-of-town superstores.
Friday 13 May 2011
Dixons Retail, the owner of the Currys and PC World chains, yesterday boasted soaring sales of Apple's latest iPad device and said its UK business had outperformed the market, despite the pan-European group suffering a slump in revenues in its second half.
Sunday 08 May 2011
Saturday 30 April 2011
For a record number of viewers around the world, yesterday's royal wedding at Westminster Abbey provided a few hours of unmitigated escapism.
Friday 15 April 2011
Our view: Hold
Friday 15 April 2011
Glencore, the commodities trader that announced its record-breaking flotation yesterday, has Finsbury doing its PR. It is run by Roland Rudd, who is a close friend of Robert Peston, the BBC's Business Editor. So, when Peston revealed yesterday that Glencore had appointed ex-BP boss Lord Browne as its chairman, the world assumed he knew what he was talking about. Some surprise then when Glencore announced several hours later that Simon Murray was its new chairman. "OMG" Peston told the world via Twitter.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
Retailers have warned the Bank of England that raising interest rates would do "more harm than good" after posting their worst monthly sales for at least 16 years.
Saturday 09 April 2011
The days of swanky new flagship academies operating in "truly world class" school buildings are over, according to a government review published yesterday.
Friday 08 April 2011
Carpetright, the UK's biggest carpet retailer, has issued its second profit warning this year and its sixth in the past 12 months, as the slump in consumer spending shows no sign of abating.
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Marks & Spencer is expected to add to the gloom on the high street tomorrow when the retail bellwether posts its fourth quarter trading update.
Thursday 31 March 2011
Dixons retail, the owner of the Currys chain, blamed the "chilling effect" of government cutbacks for a dire slump in sales of electrical appliances and a profits warning yesterday.
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