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Retail sales boosted by May clothing boom

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 10:12
Retail sales volumes rise by a much better than expected 0.9% in May as better weather prompts consumers to buy more clothing.
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Bank governor Mark Carney clashes with Vote Leave over EU

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 09:54
Bank of England governor Mark Carney hits back at critics in the Vote Leave campaign who have warned him about commenting on the Referendum.
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Japan's shares fall 3% as yen surges again

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 09:06
The Nikkei ends down 3% for the second time this week as another rise in the Japanese yen against the dollar threatens exporters prospects.
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Veteran US industrialist backs Brexit

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 08:12
The American industrialist Gary Klesch has come out in favour of the UK leaving the European Union, saying the country could enjoy "explosive growth" if it was no longer tied to Brussels.
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Poundland profits suffer amid 'strain' of buying rival 99p Stores

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 07:24
Poundland, being stalked by potential bidder Steinhoff, saw profits fall amid weak trading and the "strain" of integrating former rival 99p Stores.
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Unilever bosses say firm 'would be hit by Brexit'

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 05:01
Past and present Unilever bosses say the consumer goods giant would be "negatively impacted" if the UK left the EU as a result of next week's referendum.
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Disneyland China

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 01:39
Disney's latest park, in China, is the corporation's most unusual. Will its distinctly American charms capture the Chinese market?
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Secret bars

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 23:14
A look at the growing number of bars and restaurants which actively try to hide their location, and how they are able to attract customers while managing to stay under the mainstream radar.
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US Federal Reserve says Brexit a factor in rates hold decision

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 22:52
The possibility of Brexit was one of the factors that led the US Federal Reserve to keep interest rates on hold, Chair Janet Yellen says
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BHS: Sir Philip Green vows to resolve pensions 'mess'

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 17:44
Sir Philip Green apologises to MPs for the 'sad' demise of BHS and claims he is working on a 'solution' to the £571m pension scheme deficit.
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Green chides MP for 'staring' at him

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 17:32
As he appeared before MPs to answer questions on the collapse of BHS, Sir Philip Green stopped to rebuke Richard Fuller for "staring" at him.
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Nigeria allows naira to float against US dollar

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 16:47
Nigeria plans to allow the embattled naira to trade freely against the dollar in a bid to control a currency crisis.
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Poundland faces possible takeover bid from Steinhoff

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 16:36
Poundland could face a takeover bid after South African conglomerate Steinhoff says it is considering making an offer for the UK discount retailer.
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BHS collapse: Green in fiery exchange with 'rude' MP

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 16:12
The former owner of BHS, Sir Philip Green, became involved in a fiery exchange with Labour MP Iain Wright as he took questions over the collapse of the retail giant.
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EU referendum: Osborne warns of Brexit budget cuts

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 15:59
George Osborne says he will have to raise taxes and cut spending if the UK votes to leave the EU - but 65 Tory MPs say such steps would make his position untenable.
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FTSE 100 rebounds as mining shares rise

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 15:55
The FTSE 100 recovers some of the ground lost in Tuesday's sell-off as mining companies benefit from rising metal prices.
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Why is this 2p coin worth thousands?

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 15:52
A 'silver' two pence coin has sold for 67,500 times more than its face value.
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'Girls play football too'

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 15:11
England footballer Kelly Smith tells the BBC's Susannah Streeter she didn't face any gender stereotyping when she was growing up.
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New Zealand avocado thefts grow as demand surges

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 14:31
High prices and surging demand spark a spate of avocado thefts in New Zealand, with thieves raking them from orchards at night.
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'With all due respect'

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 14:24
Former BHS owner Sir Philip Green gives a consummate performance as he is grilled by MPs who are investigating the demise of the retailer.
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