News Sales on Oxford Street in the run-up to Christmas reveal retailers' worries

Shop prices fell at their fastest rate on record in December, in a sign of intense competition on the high street over the crucial Christmas trading period.

The Business Matrix: Thursday 15 November 2012

Amplats to post a slump in profits

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Skyfall revenues soar at Cineworld

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John Lewis enjoys Christmas boost

Ipads and other gadgets boost sales at John Lewis in Christmas run up

Ipads and other electronics have helped department store chain John Lewis start its run up to Christmas with festive cheer.

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Will this year's cover of "The Power of Love" bring chart success for its singer?

The Business Matrix: Monday 29 October 2012

Rise in overseas calls for tax help

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Qataris buy 20% stake in BAA 

Leeds retail centre boost

FTSE 100 property giant Hammerson is to reignite plans for a stalled £600m development in Leeds that could reinvigorate a neglected area to the north-east of the city.

Heavy discounting and promotions boost retails sales

Heavy discounting and promotions at department stores helped pull in cash-strapped consumers and push up retail sales last month, official figures showed today.

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Never knowingly undersold: Lord Hutton to chair coalition's first John Lewis-style spin-off

The former Cabinet minister Lord Hutton will this week be named as chairman of the first company to be spun out of Whitehall as part of the Government's vision to create a "John Lewis economy" of employee-owned businesses.

Scousers like Coleen Rooney have a reputation for being heavy handed with the self-tan

Make-up map of Great Britain

Liverpudlian women love bronzers, while Mancunians prefer nail varnish. Kate Youde reveals who is buying the most beauty products

After a strong Easter, John Lewis looks to Olympics

John Lewis yesterday started to roll out its London 2012 shop-in-shops to all its branches, as it revealed strong trading over Easter.

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