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Primark defies switch from high street to online as sales surge continues

Primark defies switch from high street to online as sales surge continues | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
ABF company to stop selling its fashion on Asos website and open one million sq ft of new retail space
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UK car manufacturing output jumps 13% in February - BBC News

UK car manufacturing output jumps 13% in February - BBC News | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
The number of cars built in the UK last month rose by more than 13% from a year ago, industry figures show.
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Marks and Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland to quit - BBC News

Marks and Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland to quit - BBC News | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
Marks and Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland is to step down in April, the company says, as it announces its Christmas results.
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Lush defies currency turmoil to post sweet-smelling profits

Lush defies currency turmoil to post sweet-smelling profits | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
The British cosmetics maker has increased earnings by focusing on emerging
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Sugar tax: MPs back levy, but would it solve obesity crisis?

Sugar tax: MPs back levy, but would it solve obesity crisis? | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
Committee says tax would need to form part of wider package of measures that includes a clampdown on promotion
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The National Living Wage

The National Living Wage | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
The Government’s new National Living Wage entitles workers aged 25+ to £7.20 per hour. It’s a step up for Britain.
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Living wage 'threat to care homes' - BBC News

Living wage 'threat to care homes' - BBC News | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
Paying the National Living Wage will be the "last straw" for some care homes already struggling with other rising costs, say providers.
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Budget airline Fastjet shares dive on profit warning - BBC News

Budget airline Fastjet shares dive on profit warning - BBC News | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
Shares in Fastjet fall 36% after the African budget airline, backed by Easyjet founder Sir Stelios Haji-ioannou, issues a profit warning.
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How is Artificial Intelligence transforming Wall Street? - BBC News

How is Artificial Intelligence transforming Wall Street? - BBC News | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
Michelle Fleury looks at how artificial intelligence is transforming the financial industry.
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Facebook to pay millions of pounds more in UK tax - BBC News

Facebook to pay millions of pounds more in UK tax - BBC News | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
Social media giant Facebook is set to pay millions of pounds more in tax in the UK after a major overhaul of its tax structure.
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Chinese exports plunge 25% in February - BBC News

Chinese exports plunge 25% in February - BBC News | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
Chinese exports saw their sharpest drop in almost seven years in February, adding to concerns over the health of the world's second largest economy.
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UK net migration hits record high - BBC News

UK net migration hits record high - BBC News | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
Net migration to the UK is at an all-time high, reaching 330,000 in the year to March, as the government calls the figures "deeply disappointing".
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Britain’s greying population

Britain’s greying population | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
What's the challenge? Britain's population is ageing. Adapting to this trend poses economic, social and political challenges and increases the dependency of older citizens on those of working age.
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KFC owner Yum in talks with KKR over China unit stake sale - BBC News

KFC owner Yum in talks with KKR over China unit stake sale - BBC News | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
Yum Brands, the company behind KFC and Pizza Hut, is in talks with private equity giant KKR over the sale of a stake in its China unit.
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BBC News - British Airways and Iberia sign merger agreement

BBC News - British Airways and Iberia sign merger agreement | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
British Airways and Spanish airline Iberia have signed a deal to merge and create one of the world's biggest airline groups.
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Lush Cosmetics to create strategy to cope with success

Lush Cosmetics to create strategy to cope with success | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
The chain, famed for its bath bombs, natural ingredients and its brightly coloured stores, was founded by majority shareholders Mark and Mo Constantine in 1994.
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Lush defies currency turmoil to post sweet-smelling profits

Lush defies currency turmoil to post sweet-smelling profits | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
The British cosmetics maker has increased earnings by focusing on emerging
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Mark Carney: EU exit is 'biggest domestic risk' - BBC News

Mark Carney: EU exit is 'biggest domestic risk' - BBC News | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
The governor of the Bank of England says the possibility of Britain leaving the EU is the "biggest domestic risk to financial stability", but says he is not taking sides over the in-out debate.
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Entertainment Retailers Association says 'bricks and mortar' stores at record high - BBC News

Entertainment Retailers Association says 'bricks and mortar' stores at record high - BBC News | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
The number of "bricks and mortar" entertainment stores reaches a record high - despite rising online sales of music and film, says report.
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Npower confirms 2,400 job losses - BBC News

Npower confirms 2,400 job losses - BBC News | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
Energy firm Npower has confirmed it is cutting 2,400 jobs in the UK after losing 351,000 customers in 2015.
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How tech is forcing firms to be better global citizens - BBC News

How tech is forcing firms to be better global citizens - BBC News | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
In the internet age, firms can no longer hide bad practices from scrutiny, so many are embracing technology to help them become better corporate citizens.
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Maria Sharapova: Nike suspends contract with Russian over drugs test - BBC News

Maria Sharapova: Nike suspends contract with Russian over drugs test - BBC News | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
Nike suspends its relationship with Maria Sharapova after the five-time Grand Slam tennis champion admits failing a drug test.
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One Huge Reason For Netflix's Success

One Huge Reason For Netflix's Success | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
If you’re one of the many Americans toiling away at a huge corporation, here are some things you’re probably familiar with: tracking vacation days, getti...
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Baby boomers helped lift Britain out of recession

Baby boomers helped lift Britain out of recession | BUSS 4 Companies | Scoop.it
Saga - the financial services and leisure company for the over 50s – said people over the age of 50 accounted for more than 47% of UK household consumer spending in 2012.
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