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      Japan's industrial output growth deteriorates in July

      Japan’s industrial output shrank by the most since January, providing an ominous start to third-quarter growth. On a...

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      August 30, 2016

      RBC highlights UK retail threats after Brexit vote

      Following the closure of BHS over the weekend after 90 years on the high street, Canadian bank RBC has highlighted some...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 30, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Apple tax, UK mortgages, German CPI

      Apple will on Tuesday be hit with Europe’s largest tax penalty after Brussels ruled that the company received illegal...

    2. Fast FT

      August 29, 2016

      Hong Kong retail sales fall below expectations

      Retail sales in Hong Kong dropped 7.7 per cent year on year last month in value terms, falling farther than expected....

    3. Fast FT

      August 29, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: To Yellen back

      The Japanese stock markets today look set to rise in the wake of last Friday’s highly-anticipated speech from Janet...

    4. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Prada H1 sales tumble for first time since IPO

      Prada has posted its first fall in first half sales since the luxury goods group floated in Hong Kong in June 2011, as...

    5. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Iceland's inflation rate falls again

      Monthly prices in Iceland edged up in August but the country’s annual inflation rate fell to its lowest level since...

    6. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Sterling on course for first back-to-back weekly gains since May

      Sterling is heading for its first back-to-back weekly gains since May, as a slew of surprisingly decent post-Brexit...

    7. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Opening Quote: Restaurant Group's crash diet; China and football

      It is thin pickings on the corporate front this morning but results from Restaurant Group have given investors...

    8. August 25, 2016

      PizzaExpress sales dip reflects ‘broader slowdown’ in casual dining

      PizzaExpress has suffered lukewarm sales over the past year, as the private equity-owned restaurant chain continues to...

    9. Fast FT

      August 25, 2016

      Sears' struggles continue as it posts $395m net loss for Q2

      Sears, the struggling US department store, slumped to a loss in the second quarter as there appears to be no let-up in...

    10. Fast FT

      August 25, 2016

      PizzaExpress UK sales dip but group turnover grows 14%

      Full year sales in the UK and Ireland have been a bit lukewarm at PizzaExpress, the private equity-owned chain, amid...

    11. August 24, 2016

      Paddy Power Betfair falls to loss on merger costs

      The £7bn merger of Paddy Power and Betfair has started to pay off after the combined company said cost savings would be...

    12. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      OneSavings pre-tax profits up 36%

      OneSavings Bank, the specialist buy-to-let property lender, reported a 36 per cent rise in profits in the first half of...

    13. August 23, 2016

      Supermarkets enjoy summer sales boost

      Sales at British supermarkets rose 1.1 per cent in August, reversing the 1.1 per cent decline registered in July,...

    14. Fast FT

      August 22, 2016

      UK economic surprise index leaps to 3-year high

      Citi’s UK Economic Surprise Index has surged to a three-year high following a week of unexpectedly decent UK economic...

    15. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Pound up 1.6% on the week after slew of post-Brexit vote data

      The pound is currently on course to end the week around 1.6 per cent higher against the dollar after the first...

    16. August 18, 2016

      Asda posts its worst quarterly sales fall

      UK supermarket group Asda reported its worst decline in quarterly sales on record on Thursday, as the Walmart-owned...

    17. August 18, 2016

      Solid UK trade sales boost Kingfisher

      DIY retailer Kingfisher has reported a 3 per cent rise in like-for-like sales in the second quarter, driven by an...

    18. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Kingfisher cautious as French sales stall

      A wave of strikes in France over the summer months in protest at unpopular labour market reforms has contributed to a...

    19. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Lowe's loses edge to Home Depot in DIY war

      In the two-horse race for DIY retail supremacy, Lowe’s appears to be losing its edge. Lowe’s, the second biggest home...

    20. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Target cuts earnings outlook as discount war bites

      Target suffered its first quarterly decline in like-for-like sales in more than two years as intense discounting by...

    21. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Rate expectations continue to swirl on data, Fedspeak

      Ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting, markets continue to weigh up the...

    22. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Toscafund rips into Speedy Hire (again)

      The back and forth between Speedy Hire and its largest shareholder Toscafund is flaring up to new levels of intensity,...

    23. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Markets continue to chew through economic data

      It was a subdued start to the week for Asian markets, as investors chewed through disappointing economic data from...

    24. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      Week ahead: Fed minutes, Japan GDP, Walmart

      US equity markets touched fresh record highs propelled by oil prices and a rally in shares of department stores this...

    25. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      S&P retreats from record highs on downbeat data

      Two of the three main US stock indices retreated from record levels on Friday as disappointing economic data spooked...

    26. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      Pushing back a US rate rise? Economists react to downbeat retail sales, PPI

      Friday brought two underwhelming economic reports from the US. Producer prices, an early indicator of inflationary...

    27. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      US consumer sentiment rises less than expected

      US consumer sentiment perked up less than expected in early August and is likely to add to the downbeat mood that was...

    28. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      US producer prices unexpectedly fall

      More reason why policymakers at the Federal Reserve will not be rushing to raise rates: US producer prices have...

    29. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      Chinese economic growth gauges soften in July

      Three important gauges of China’s economic activity came in below expectations in July, including that tracking growth...

    30. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      S&P 500 sets new record again

      A sharp rebound in energy and retail stocks has helped propel the S&P 500 to a new all-time high yet again on Thursday....

    31. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      S&P 500 rises buoyed by department stores

      Here’s a sentence you don’t see too often anymore: US stocks began the day on the frontfoot buoyed by a rally in...

    32. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Macy's to shutter 100 stores

      Macy’s is closing 100 stores as the company tries to right its ship in a world where department stores continue to see...

    33. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Kohl's cuts profit outlook

      Another quarter and another profit warning from a department store. Kohl’s lowered its full-year adjusted earnings...

    34. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      Fossil cuts upper end of profit guidance

      It’s tough going out there for retailers at the moment. Fossil, the US watch maker, has become the latest to temper its...

    35. August 9, 2016

      New Look sales dip 7% in ‘tough’ first quarter

      High street fashion chain New Look has reported a drop in sales and operating profit, as a sector-wide decline in...

    36. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      New Look feels the pain of volatile UK retail sales

      New Look, the UK fashion retailer bought by South African investment group Brait last year, appears to have been swept...

    37. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      Gap shares fall as Banana Republic pain continues

      Gap unveiled preliminary results for the second quarter on Monday and investors were unimpressed. Shares in the company...

    38. August 4, 2016

      Ladbrokes pre-tax profit jumps 61% on ‘bookie-friendly results’

      Ladbrokes has posted a double-digit rise in revenues and profits, as the high-street bookmaker benefited from...

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