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UK retail sales growth strongest since 2004 in second quarter, June disappoints

LONDON British retail sales rose the most in over a decade in the second quarter despite a drop in spending in June, official data showed on Thursday, giving the Bank of England some reassurance shoppers have largely shaken off a sluggish start to 2018.

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Boeing, Hawaiian Airlines finalise deal on 787s

FARNBOROUGH, England Hawaiian Airlines [HAII.UL] said on Thursday it would buy 10 787-9 widebodies from Boeing Co with purchase rights for up to 10 more 787 aircraft, putting pressure on rival Airbus to defend its A330neo jet against the Boeing series.

Aerospace & Defence 10:54am BST

British Airways says I.T. issue resolved, trying to minimise disruption

LONDON British Airways said on Thursday it had resolved an I.T. issue overnight which had led to cancelled flights at Europe's busiest airport Heathrow, and was trying to minimise any further disruption to its schedule.

UK, Aerospace & Defence 8:02am BST

China says U.S. blaming Xi for blocking trade deal is 'bogus'

BEIJING China said on Thursday comments made by a senior White House official blaming Chinese President Xi Jinping for blocking progress on a deal to avert a trade war were "shocking" and "bogus" accusations.

10:02am BST

Barclays appoints Campili as vice chairman for healthcare banking

Britain's Barclays on Thursday appointed Darren Campili as vice chairman of healthcare banking, effective from towards the end of the summer.

10:55am BST

Hong Kong regulator fines HSBC Asia unit $1.2 million for mis-selling bonds

HONG KONG Hong Kong's securities regulator said on Thursday it had fined a local unit of HSBC Holdings Plc HK$9.6 million (938,707 pounds) for systemic deficiencies in its bond selling practices.

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