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    1. July 16, 2014

      Carphone Warehouse weighs own brand mobile service

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    8. May 15, 2014

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    9. May 15, 2014

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      May 15, 2014

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      Curryhouse crush

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    13. May 15, 2014

      Dixons and Carphone Warehouse reveal details of £3.7bn merger

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    14. May 15, 2014

      Carphone Warehouse deal with Dixons strengthens defences

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    15. May 9, 2014

      Dixons and Carphone poised to unveil £3.7bn merger plans

      Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse are poised to unveil details of their £3.7bn merger next week in a move that is...

    16. April 29, 2014

      Carphone Warehouse steps up expansion before planned Dixons deal

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    17. April 25, 2014

      All eyes on AO World’s European expansion

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    18. March 24, 2014

      Carphone buyer talk fails to ring true

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    19. March 21, 2014

      Kingfisher forecast to return £200m to shareholders

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    20. February 24, 2014

      Once worst of enemies cosy up as Carphone courts Dixons

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    21. February 24, 2014

      City sees Carphone/Dixons chimera as a fabulous beast

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    22. February 24, 2014

      Carphone Warehouse founder eyes Dixons tie-up

      Billionaire entrepreneur Sir Charles Dunstone, the founder and chairman of Carphone Warehouse, is looking to shake up the...

    23. February 17, 2014

      Fridge wars salvo lifts Dixons

      The fridge wars escalated on Monday, with Dixons launching a counterattack against AO, its soon to be listed rival. AO,...

    24. January 16, 2014

      Online sales boost range of UK retailers

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    25. January 3, 2014

      The UK retail sale with no bargains

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    26. December 20, 2013

      Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

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    27. December 17, 2013

      Dixons finds joy from gadget-hungry consumers

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    28. September 10, 2013

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    29. September 5, 2013

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    31. September 5, 2013

      Dixons pays to offload Pixmania

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    32. September 5, 2013

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    38. June 20, 2013

      Dixons benefits from booming sales of tablet computers

      Sebastian James, chief executive of Dixons, said the electricals chain would benefit from a tax on online retailers, but...

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