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Monday 29 November 2010
Anxieties about Britain's faltering economic recovery will be heightened today by new data revealing that improvements in the key services sector appear to have stalled over the past quarter. The Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) latest snapshot of the dominant part of the economy is published on the day the Chancellor delivers his autumn statement and the Office for Budget Responsibility gives its latest forecasts for UK GDP growth.
Thursday 11 November 2010
Four suspected illegal immigrants were arrested yesterday during a dawn raid on the flagship Hamleys store in Regent Street, central London.
Saturday 06 November 2010
The former prime minister Tony Blair will be the keynote speaker at an event organised by the ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association.
Thursday 28 October 2010
All's well at Alworths and Wellworths, proving that there's more life to the Woolworths format than many believed. In fact, it's all going so well at Wellworths that the store's going to have to change its name. Set up by a former Woolies manager, Claire Robertson, on the site of her own store when her employer went bust, the venture has been a spectacular success. So much so that Shop Direct, which bought the Woolworths name out of administration, blocked further expansion under the name because it feels it's too much like theirs. As a result, it's being changed to Wellchester. Diary fears Woolworths' legal victory means all won't be so well in future for Alworths' name either.
Sunday 17 October 2010
Thursday 30 September 2010
The risk that the economy may undergo a further contraction and a double dip recession was underlined yesterday with the release of further evidence suggesting that the economy is slowing down.
Saturday 04 September 2010
Saturday 07 August 2010
The US suffered more than double the forecast number of job losses last month, sparking fresh fears of a lethargic recovery in the world's biggest economy.
Thursday 05 August 2010
The prospects of a "double dip" recession strengthened yesterday with the publication of a survey of business sentiment and activity in the largest sector of the economy, services.
Sunday 11 July 2010
Tuesday 06 July 2010
The UK economy expanded further in the second quarter, but "serious" concerns pose a threat to a sustained recovery, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) warned today.
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Britain's already sluggish and fragile economic recovery is set to lose more momentum and may relapse into recession, according to the latest surveys of business confidence and economic forecasts from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Institute of Directors (IoD).
Friday 07 May 2010
Service sector activity slowed unexpectedly in April after a volcanic ash cloud that grounded air traffic hit transport firms and uncertainty about the national election dented confidence.
Thursday 04 February 2010
Thursday 07 January 2010
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