UK construction growth slowed April warns buyers

Growth in the UK construction sector slowed in April,according to a closely watched survey.The Markit/CIPS construction purchasing managers’ index came in at 55.8, down from March’s 21-month high of 56.7. Any figure over 50 suggests growth in the sector. There is particular interest in the sector after its slowdown in the first three months of […]

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Currys and PC World owner Dixons sees sales fall 5%

The owner of Currys and PC World, Dixons Retail, has reported a drop in sales over Christmas.In a trading update, the firm said like-for-like sales fell 5% in the 12 weeks to 7 January, although analysts had expected a larger drop. In the UK and Irish Republic, like-for-like sales – which exclude new store openings […]

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British economy shrinks by 0.2pc

The economy shrank 0.2pc in the final three months of 2011- official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.Economists, including those at the Treasury’s independent forecaster the Office for Budget Responsiblity, had expected a decline of just 0.1pc. The fact that Britain’s factories are in crisis again will comes as a damaging blow […]

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Blacks Leisure goes into administration

Blacks Leisure has announced that it is to go into administration as part of a takeover deal.The so-called prepack arrangement will wipe out the whole value of existing shares, which have now been suspended from trading on the London Stock Exchange. The retailer said it had received a number of final offers for the bulk […]

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Thomas Cook to close 200 UK branches

Thomas Cook has said it will close 200 UK branches over the next two years as part of its UK business turnaround plan – 125 more than previously announced.Staff at 115 of the affected outlets are expected to learn their fate on Wednesday with the loss of 661 jobs. News of the closures came as […]

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Kraft cuts another 200 jobs breaking Rosenfeld promise

Kraft Foods is to cut another 200 jobs despite claiming that it will spend £50 million on chocolate and biscuit manufacturing.The firm which bought Cadbury in a hostile take over last year said jobs would be axed at Bournville in Birmingham, Chirk in Wrexham, north Wales, and Marlbrook in Herefordshire. The losses will be made […]

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