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  1. September 12, 2014

    Home Retail Group shares hit despite sales growth at Argos

    Shares in Home Retail Group fell more than 7 per cent on Thursday despite a ninth consecutive quarter of positive...

  2. March 23, 2014

    Colombia’s Sindicato Antioqueño has become a force for the country’s good

    The old adage could have been written for them: “That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Colombian companies were...

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  1. March 13, 2014

    Home Retail Group and Shop Direct make mis-selling provisions

    The high street has become embroiled in the payment protection insurance scandal after it emerged that Argos-owner Home...

  2. March 13, 2014

    European shares flat as supermarkets weigh

    UK supermarkets were sold off heavily on Thursday after Wm Morrison, Britain’s fourth biggest grocer, reported its lowest...

  3. January 16, 2014

    Christmas cheer at Argos boosts Home Retail Group

    Argos expects half of its sales to be online from the next financial year as the Home Retail Group-owned retailer reported...

  4. January 16, 2014

    Online sales boost range of UK retailers

    UK retailers delivered a batch of strong Christmas trading figures on Thursday, with growing numbers of shoppers moving...

  5. January 16, 2014

    Aberdeen adds to FTSE fund manager woes

    Fund management stocks were lower on Thursday, after news of further net capital outflows in the sector. Aberdeen Asset...

  6. January 13, 2014

    Fears mount over empty UK shops

    Britain’s high streets face an empty shops crisis as a wave of retailers’ leases begin to expire, offering them the chance...

  7. January 10, 2014

    Delivery group Yodel squeezed as shoppers order online later

    Increasingly confident online shoppers made their Christmas purchases on average a week later than in 2012, according to...

  8. January 5, 2014

    Retailers given head start in the warehouse

    In the stockroom of Argos’s new concept store on Old Street in London, a nervous-looking worker shows off the retailer’s...

  9. December 1, 2013

    Tablet shopping to triple to £4.7bn

    This year’s Christmas presents are more likely to come from “app land” than Lapland. Shopping on tablet computers will hit...

  10. Business Blog

    November 27, 2013

    Can Argos out-Amazon Amazon?

    Inside Britain's 'everything store'. Photo: Bloomberg A no-frills retailer offering a keenly priced range from AA batteries...

  11. October 23, 2013

    UK retailers report strong results

    Sales up 39 per cent, profit before tax up 37 per cent – shares down almost 4 per cent. It looks like investors in Asos have...

  12. October 15, 2013

    Argos to launch £99.99 tablet computer

    Argos has joined the intensifying retail tablet war by launching its own device, as companies such as Tesco attempt to use...

  13. September 24, 2013

    Argos deal enables eBay customers to collect from stores

    Argos, the catalogue retailer, has teamed up with eBay, to enable the online marketplace’s customers to pick up goods from...

  14. September 23, 2013

    Colombia: Cementos Argos bets on US housing

    Cementos Argos, Colombia’s leading cement producer, is expanding its reach in the US and making a bold bet that the US...

  15. September 4, 2013

    Home Retail Group chief to step down

    Terry Duddy, the long-serving chief executive of Home Retail Group, has announced he is to step down next year, less than 12...

  16. July 1, 2013

    Mopowered shops for £2m ahead of listing

    Mopowered, which helps retailers such as Next optimise their websites for sales on mobile devices, is launching a funding...

  17. June 27, 2013

    The business guru: Sir Stuart Rose

    Sir Stuart Rose has worked in retail for more than 40 years, starting in 1972 at Marks and Spencer, where he stayed until...

  18. May 1, 2013

    Home Retail Group: click and collect?

    Delete as applicable: Argos stores are irritating/surreal/essential. Home Retail Group, which owns Argos and Homebase, is...

  19. May 1, 2013

    Argos owner insists high streets will survive online onslaught

    High streets have a future despite the onslaught of online shopping, insisted Terry Duddy, chief executive of Argos and...

  20. beyondbrics

    April 18, 2013

    Cementos Argos eyes $1bn share offer

    Concrete returns are hard to come by in these troubles times, so Cementos Argos’s $1bn share offering is shaping up to be...

  21. March 14, 2013

    Contract win helps Aggreko top ranking

    A contract win pushed Aggreko to the top of the FTSE 100 risers on Thursday. News that the generator hire group had won a...

  22. March 14, 2013

    Profit outlook boosts Home Retail shares

    Shares in Home Retail Group swung back into favour with investors after the owner of the Argos and Homebase brands increased...

  23. February 3, 2013

    Sir Stuart to become Fat Face chairman

    Sir Stuart Rose, the high profile former Marks and Spencer boss who last month took on the chairmanship of online grocery...

  24. January 28, 2013

    Capita lags behind after growth concerns

    The FTSE 100 remained on track for its best start of the year in more than two decades on Monday, but Capita was left...

  25. January 17, 2013

    High street undergoing ‘seismic’ change

    The high street is undergoing “seismic” change, the chief executive of Dixons warned, as the electricals chain and rival...

  26. December 28, 2012

    Insurers lead FTSE 100 declines

    The FTSE 100’s fall from some of its best levels of 2012 broadened on Friday, as traders continued to sell riskier holdings,...

  27. December 27, 2012

    From sangria to a winter warehouse

    For nine sun-drenched months of the year, 24-year-old Scott Rettigan works as a holiday adviser for Tui Travel, on the...

  28. December 18, 2012

    Park Group weathers downturn

    Park Group, the gift card and Christmas hamper company, has reported an increase in revenues, as its customers have...

  29. December 18, 2012

    Shutl agrees nationwide deal with Argos

    Shutl, an online courier service offering rapid delivery, has signed a major deal with Argos, giving the start-up nationwide...

  30. December 13, 2012

    Tullow Oil bucks trend as FTSE loses steam

    The FTSE 100 broke a six-day winning streak Thursday, but Tullow Oil outperformed the weak trend. The oil explorer extended...

  31. December 5, 2012

    Home Retail rises to nine-month high

    Argos owner Home Retail Group hit its highest since March after Merrill Lynch said the stock had the potential to double in...

  32. November 22, 2012

    Colombia turns a new leaf

    Back in the days of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, the option was stark and simple for many of Medellín’s businessmen: either...

  33. beyondbrics

    November 13, 2012

    Why is Mexico's Cemex doing an IPO in Colombia?

    The collapse of Colombia’s biggest broker, Interbolsa, might have prompted some investors to dump the country’s bond and...

  34. October 24, 2012

    Walker set to purge Barclays’ taint of Bob

    By Jonathan Guthrie The clear-out of Barclays’ top brass plotted by Sir David Walker is an inevitable broadening of the...

  35. October 24, 2012

    Vodafone slips to a four-month low

    Vodafone slipped to a four-month low as speculation grew about the future of its US business. Analysts at Bernstein Research...

  36. October 24, 2012

    Argos aims at digital move upmarket

    Argos plans to target the John Lewis customer with more upmarket products, and move away from its traditional printed...

  37. beyondbrics

    October 24, 2012

    Cementos Argos: solid Q3

    Colombia’s leading cement producer, Cementos Argos, unveiled forecast-beating third-quarter results on Tuesday, as strong...

  38. beyondbrics

    October 11, 2012

    Corporate watch: cementing links between Colombia and Little Rock

    By Pan Kwan Yuk and Andres Schipani Of all the places in the world to find a cheerleader for the US economy, Colombia is...

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