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BARCLAYS yesterday shook the market out of its Friday torpor and spiced up an otherwise dull day. The big news broke before the start of trading. As dealers walked in, looking forward to squaring their books and disappearing into one of the City's watering holes, they were rattled by the shock departure of the bank's chief executive Martin Taylor.

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SHARES IN JJB Sports slumped by 27 per cent to a 12-month low yesterday after the UK's largest sports retailer revealed that a shortage of products led to a collapse in sales at recently-acquired Sports Division.

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FOOTSIE SCORED a near-double (negative) century, with most overseas stock markets running for cover as the Russian bear seemed to grow even more angry.

Intersport to unite image

INTERSPORT, the group of 400 independent sports retailers, is planning a major shake-up of its operations to fight back against the major chains, such as JJB Sports and the supermarkets.

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BRITISH BIOTECH slumped 8.5p to 39.5p, lowest for nearly three years as fears multiplied that more miserable tidings were due to be announced by the controversial drugs group.

Blacks Leisure in talks on Lillywhites stores

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