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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.

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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

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

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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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A very clever board. It has hinges down the middle, allowing you to slide your prepared fruit and veg down off into the pan. It also has a colander at the end.

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Whether you want to dice veg, chop meat, or just slice up a salad, there’s a surface here to suit every culinary need.

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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.

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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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