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Christmas brings little respite for struggling UK high street

16 Jan 2020

LONDON A Christmas crunch inflicted more pain on British retailers on Thursday, as changing habits and belt-tightening exposed the industry's struggle to eke out growth and its slim margin for error. | Video

Britain bans betting on credit cards to fight gambling addiction

14 Jan 2020

LONDON Britons will no longer be able to use credit cards to place bets under the latest move by the government to tackle problem gambling, hurting the owner of PaddyPower Betfair and its takeover partner Canada's Stars Group.

John Lewis department store boss to go after woeful Christmas

09 Jan 2020

LONDON John Lewis Partnership on Thursday cut its annual profit forecast after weak Christmas sales and said the head of its department stores would go, laying bare the pressure facing one of Britain's best known store chains.

Factbox: How the mighty fell - biggest upsets in the UK election

13 Dec 2019

LONDON The British election threw up some shock results on Friday, including the ousting of the pro-European Liberal Democrat leader and the fall of a veteran Labour lawmaker known as the "Beast of Bolsover". | Video

Factbox - How the mighty fell: biggest upsets in the UK election

13 Dec 2019

LONDON The British election threw up some shock results on Friday, including the ousting of the pro-European Liberal Democrat leader and the fall of a veteran Labour lawmaker known as the "Beast of Bolsover".

How the mighty fell: biggest upsets in the UK election

13 Dec 2019

LONDON The British election threw up some shock results on Friday, including the ousting of the pro-European Liberal Democrat leader and the fall of a veteran Labour lawmaker known as the "Beast of Bolsover".

Labour's big state plans spook British business

11 Dec 2019

LONDON, Dec 10 In April, the man who will be Britain's finance minister in a Labour government sought to reassure the head of the country's biggest telecoms group BT that it would not feature in his sweeping nationalisation plans.

Labour's big state plans spook British business

10 Dec 2019

LONDON In April, the man who will be Britain's finance minister in a Labour government sought to reassure the head of the country's biggest telecoms group BT that it would not feature in his sweeping nationalisation plans.   

Boris Johnson's Conservatives raise record UK campaign funds

28 Nov 2019

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives smashed the record for the amount of money raised in the first fortnight of an election campaign on Thursday, while the unions turned on the taps to keep the opposition Labour Party in touch.

UK PM Johnson's party raises 26 times more in donations than Labour

21 Nov 2019

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party raised 26 times more in political donations than the main opposition Labour Party in the first week of the official British election campaign. | Video

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