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Thursday 03 September 1998
EQUITIES YESTERDAY experienced a feeling shared with bungee-jumping enthusiasts - the rebound after the plunge. Following Tuesday's headlong fall and clawback, Footsie and the second-liners were buoyed by a wave of bargain-hunting as the bulls were bolstered by a sparkling overnight performance on Wall Street.
Friday 15 May 1998
LADBROKE, the betting and hotel group, enlivened a dull day, galloping 17.5p to 342p. Two trades above the then ruling price created the excitement.
Friday 08 May 1998
JOHN Hargreaves, founder and executive chairman of Matalan, the out-of-town clothing retail chain, and his wife Anne-Marie have raised pounds 23m through selling part of their stake to financial institutions. Mr Hargreaves and his family still own around 65 per cent of the group, which will be valued at more than pounds 128m when it floats on the stock market next Thursday.
Wednesday 25 March 1998
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THE US retail group TJX is to open as many as 100 clothing superstores in Britain, selling leading brands such as Christian Dior, Joe Bloggs and Liberty at discounted prices.
Sunday 17 October 1993
BOOTS and WH Smith may find it less costly than they feared scaling back their loss- making Do It All chain. About 60 of the worst-performing DIY stores are to be shed, but buyers should be found for 40 or more. Demand is robust for out-of-town sheds. Kingfisher wants them for its new Staples format, and Dixons for its PC World and Currys chains. Allders, Matalan and Carpetright are also would-be buyers.
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