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UK retail sales rise eases pressure on high street

Tough trading conditions have eased slightly for the high street in February, according to official figures showing the first increase in sales in three months.

Global markets slump as trade tensions escalate

Stock markets saw sharp falls on Friday as investors fret over a potential trade war. This comes after President Donald Trump imposed strict tariffs on many Chinese products.

Lloyd’s of London slides to £2bn loss after major hurricanes

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, an earthquake in Mexico, wildfires in California and a mudslide in Colombia cost the Lloyd’s market £4.5bn in claims, more than double the previous year.

Spotify touts future profitability as it announces trading to begin in April

CEO Daniel Ek has told investors that it can become profitable and fend off rivals Apple and Amazon as it announced its shares will begin trading on April 3rd.

Ted Baker shares tumble after trading conditions warning

Shares tumbled 13% on Thursday after its chief executive said that wintry weather had deterred shoppers from updating their wardrobes.  

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