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Visits to UK rise amid fall in pound

Image copyright AFP The number of visitors to the UK rose to 3.5 million in June, up 7% from the same month last year, according to official figures. The number of visitors from North America shot up by 34%. While in the UK, the visitors spent £2.2bn, a rise of 2%, the Office for National […]

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Trump scraps infrastructure council plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump talked about expediting infrastructure projects earlier this week President Trump is dropping plans to create an advisory group on infrastructure, a day after two other business panels were dissolved. The president has faced a backlash from business leaders over his remarks this week on white supremacists. A […]

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Pensioners told to head to West Sussex for happiness

Image copyright Getty Images Its pleasures range from a visit to the stately Arundel Castle to flight delays at Gatwick airport. Yet it seems West Sussex offers retirees the best possible lifestyle. In a quality of retirement index, the county has overtaken Dorset as the top place for pensioners to live. The research, from Prudential […]

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Asda sales grow again after three-year slump

Image copyright Getty Images Supermarket chain Asda has reported its first quarterly like-for-like sales growth for three years. Sales rose 1.8% in the second quarter after a bumper Easter, helped by price cuts and more customers shopping at its stores. Removing the benefit of Easter from the results, Asda’s like-for-like sales were 0.7% higher. Asda, […]

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Topshop bosses out of fashion in Arcadia shake-up

Image copyright Getty Images Topshop is the jewel in the crown of billionaire Sir Philip Green’s retail empire. But with the chain losing its sheen amid tough competition there are fresh attempts to keep it ahead of the game. In the latest shake-up at Sir Philip’s parent company Arcadia, Topshop’s creative boss Kate Phelan is […]

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UK retail sales growth continues in July

Image copyright Reuters UK retail sales increased in July as stronger spending on food offset a fall in the purchase of other goods, according to official figures. The volume of sales grew by 0.3% compared with June, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. However, the figure for June’s retail sales growth was revised down […]

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Hyundai vows to produce longer-range electric car

Image copyright Getty Images Korean carmaker Hyundai is wading further into the electric vehicle market, promising a car that can go 500km (311 miles) on each charge. Hyundai already has an electric model on the market, but its range lags behind its competitors’ models. Along with its affiliate Kia, Hyundai is planning 31 eco-friendly models […]