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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
UK Consumers Show January Cheer
Market research company GfK's monthly consumer sentiment index edged up in January reflecting a bit of cheer in British consumers.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Retailers Face Tough Year
High street retailer Next has warned of a difficult year ahead after sales fell in the pre-Christmas period.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
US to Quit TPP Trade Deal on Trump’s First Day in Office
We may finally be getting a hint as to how president-elect Trump will run the United States of America after his inauguration in January.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Amazon Expands Morrison’s Grocery Delivery Deal
Amazon and Morrison’s are continuing their partnership to aim at fast delivery of groceries, in an attempt to shake up the supermarket sector using new technology and speedy customer service.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Tesco Bank Blames ‘Systematic Sophisticated Attack’
Yesterday, Tesco Bank froze over 20,000 accounts after suspicious activity was reported including money being taken from accounts.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Living Wage Causing Problems for UK Retailers
According to a report by insolvency firm Begbies Traynor, nearly 100,000 businesses have been pushed to financial distress by the introduction of the national living wage.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
John Lewis to Continue Investment
High street retailer, John Lewis Partnership (JLP) will continue to invest despite a fall in profits. Profits for the first half of the year fell by almost 15% though revenue was slightly up.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Bank of England Leaves Rates Unchanged
In a move that has surprised nobody, the Bank of England has left interest rates at the historic low of 0.25%.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Bond Buying Scheme to Benefit Electricity Firms
The Bank of England’s new bond buying programme will benefit electricity companies the most according to documents published by the bank yesterday.

Monday, September 12, 2016
Studies Reveal Brexit Aftermath
Brexit has only minor effect on the economy according to a recent study by BDO.

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