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Currys' owner gets World Cup TV boost as profits rise

DSGi, the owner of the Currys electricals chain, yesterday revealed that its sales of TVs had risen sharply in the run-up to the football World Cup, as it posted an uptick in underlying profits ahead of City expectations.

Currys and Comet to reveal World Cup boost

England's performance at the World Cup has been lousy so far. But two of the UK's biggest electricals chains are set to reveal a boost in sales of TVs before the tournament, along with improved full-year results, this week. DSGi, which owns Currys and PC World in the UK, is expected on Thursday to post a substantial uplift in underlying pre-tax profits to between £80m and £90m for the year to 1 May, compared with £50.5m the previous year.

It's all a question of footfall during the football

Not all businesses will benefit from the World Cup – and much depends on England's success

Discount for old radios in scrappage deal

A "scrappage scheme" is to be launched to encourage people to upgrade their old analogue radios with new digital sets, it was announced today.

DSG's megastores plan pays off with sales rise

The owner of Currys and PC World said its transformation plans were on track after it reported a 6 per cent rise in sales for the 28 weeks to 1 May. DSG International said it was particularly encouraged by trading in UK electricals, the Nordic countries and Spain and Italy.

Best Buy opens first British shop but postpones website launch

Arrival of US electricals superstore chain forces competitor Currys to raise its game

Game chief executive quits as profits fall by more than a quarter

Lisa Morgan stepped down as chief executive of Game yesterday after the video game retailer reported a 28 per cent slump in full-year profits.

Best Buy to open first UK store in Essex next week

The US electricals giant Best Buy is to open its first UK store a few weeks early for the bank holiday, as it bids to take on rivals Currys and Comet.

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Twenty-seven-year-old Ludo, who was born Ludwig Aparecido dos Santos, works for a communications company high above the city of Sao Paulo. Real communication, though, is more mysterious and complex than any corporation can master, especially communication across the gulf between rich and poor that exists in such a place.

Currys owner trounces City forecasts with strong sales

DSGi sells one computer and one television every two seconds in UK at Christmas

James Moore: Happy days for Dixons

Outlook Something of a mixed bag from the high street yesterday, although shareholders in DSGi (the silly name for Dixons) had something to cheer about thanks to a robust set of numbers, let down a bit by PC World (that might not suprise anyone who has shopped there recently).

Investment Column: DSGi shares are still on the roller coaster

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Niel McLean: Technology can bridge the gap between parents and schools

Parental engagement is vital to a child’s learning and known to help raise attainment. Good communication with schools enables parents to learn more about their child’s progress, lesson plans and grades whilst also helping to identify any development or performance issues early on.

Electricals giant Best Buy to create 8,000 UK jobs and open 80 stores

The world's largest electricals retailer, Best Buy, is to create 8,000 jobs in the UK over the next five years and is gearing up to open its first stores this coming spring, taking on Currys and Comet.

First View: Can magnificent Seven rescue the reputation of Microsoft?

Windows, in its many and various forms, is installed on somewhere between 88 per cent and 93 per cent of the world's computers; to extrapolate that vague figure even more inaccurately, that's somewhere around a billion machines.

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