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      Fast Europe Open: earnings are coming

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      Sales at food-led pubs hit by Euro 2016 effect

      Marston’s and Mitchells & Butlers, the UK pub operating groups, have both said the European football championships hit...

    2. Fast FT

      18 hours ago

      UK retail sales fall at fastest pace since 2012 - CBI

      Another post-Brexit vote survey and yet more gloom over the direction of the UK economy. Retail sales, as measured by a...

    3. Fast FT

      21 hours ago

      Sales slide at Mitchells & Butlers on soggy Euro 2016

      Pub and restaurant operator Mitchells & Butlers has reported a dip in like-for-like sales, pointing to bad weather and...

    4. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Aldi's expansion credit negative for incumbent Aussie supermarkets: Moody's

      Australia’s incumbent supermarket operators are coming under increasing pressure as Aldi increases market share. That’s...

    5. FT Alphaville

      July 22, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: A bad week for Mike Ashley

      MPs lambast Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley, Heathrow’s Brexit boost and good news at Vodafone. FT Opening Quote is your...

    6. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: PMI day

      French president François Hollande has followed Angela Merkel in conceding that the UK needs time to prepare for...

    7. July 21, 2016

      Sluggish tax revenues hit UK public finances

      Weaker than expected tax revenues would have left the British government struggling to meet its borrowing forecasts for...

    8. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      UK retail sales drop 0.9% amid 'disaster' for fashion industry

      UK retail sales fell faster than expected last month as June’s wet weather dampened appetite for summer clothing....

    9. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: ECB day after Brexit hits pause

      No Mayday for May. Angela Merkel, German chancellor, has offered prime minister Theresa May some breathing space in...

    10. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Asia to muddle around after Wall St eases

      It was the best of times, it was the worst of times as Wall Street edged back from a record high overnight as an...

    11. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      Weaker pound pushes up SSP's sales

      SSP Group, travel food retailer behind brands such as Upper Crust and Millies Cookies, says it received 9 per cent...

    12. July 18, 2016

      Conviviality shares pop on sales and profits jump

      The owner of off-licence chains Bargain Booze and Wine Rack has enjoyed its best day on the stock market in almost a...

    13. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      Demand for havens eases, but markets still cautious

      Asian markets were in a cautious mood on Monday after a bout of geopolitical turmoil late last week and over the...

    14. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Investors seek US Treasuries after Turkey coup attempt

      An attempted coup in Turkey sent investors into the safety of US Treasuries late in the trading day on Friday, paring...

    15. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      US consumers opened their wallets in June

      US retail growth accelerated in June, defying expectations, as a strong run of hiring last month put US consumers in a...

    16. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      China retail industrial production, retail up as FAI dips

      Updates on fixed asset investment, industrial output and retail sales are out alongside China’s Q2 GDP figure and the...

    17. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: China GDP and data, BoE aftermath

      For a bit of a change, there is likely to be a more Asian flavour to today’s session, with investors gearing up for a...

    18. July 14, 2016

      SuperGroup rewards investors as profits jump

      Shares in SuperGroup jumped on Thursday after the fashion retailer proposed its first special dividend on the back of...

    19. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      Halfords sales slow as rain dampens cycling craze

      Halfords’ sales contracted in the 13 weeks to June, partly due to poor weather, and the company is likely to see its...

    20. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      SuperGroup announces special dividend

      Fashion retailer SuperGroup announced its first special dividend as it reported annual results at the upper end of...

    21. July 13, 2016

      Burberry boosted by weak pound but warns of ‘challenging’ market

      Burberry said the weaker pound would boost annual profits by £90m this year but sales remained under pressure as the...

    22. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Casino beats expectations in Q2

      French supermarket group Casino reported an improving performance in the second quarter, beating expectations even...

    23. July 12, 2016

      Asos delivers 30% jump in sales

      Online fashion retailer Asos has lifted its guidance for full-year sales growth after delivering a 30 per cent increase...

    24. FT Alphaville

      July 12, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Putting a brave face on Brexit

      PageGroup shows referendum jitters while Asos bucks the UK retail trend with strong sales and housebuilder Galliford...

    25. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Opening Quote: Putting a brave face on Brexit

      FT Opening Quote is your early Square Mile briefing. You can sign up for the full newsletter here. If only all Brexit...

    26. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Asos reports double digit revenue growth

      Online fashion retailer Asos bucked the trend of falling clothing sales to report a 30 per cent increase in revenues to...

    27. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      UK retail sales slip in June

      UK retail sales growth slowed in June, with a 0.5 per cent fall on a like-for-like basis, according to the latest...

    28. July 8, 2016

      UK food retail: it Asda happen

      In the last few months, an uneasy truce has descended upon a UK food retail sector worn down by attritional price wars....

    29. Fast FT

      July 7, 2016

      Gap shares pop as June sales beat

      Is Gap finally succeeding in luring customers back to its stores? Gap shares advanced as much as 5.4 per cent in...

    30. July 7, 2016

      M&S takes back shop-soiled figures

      When Marks and Spencer announced dismal sales figures on Thursday morning, its chief executive conceded they were “not...

    31. July 7, 2016

      Fears Primark growth is starting to falter

      Primark, for years the main growth driver behind Associated British Foods, is heading for its first annual drop in...

    32. July 7, 2016

      M&S clothing sales drop sharply in new boss’s strategy shift

      Marks and Spencer has reported its sharpest quarterly decline in clothing sales in more than a decade. Like-for-like...

    33. July 7, 2016

      Sports Direct profits hit by higher wage costs

      Staff at Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct will miss out on bonus payments potentially worth thousands of pounds each,...

    34. Fast FT

      July 7, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: "Stayin' Alive" in UK retail

      It’s a rocky morning for UK retail, says City Editor Jonathan Guthrie in this morning’s city briefing. You can sign up...

    35. Fast FT

      July 7, 2016

      M&S sales suffer from promotional cut-backs

      Sales at Marks and Spencer were underwhelming during the retailer’s first quarter, with the high street bellwether’s...

    36. July 6, 2016

      Expanded ranges and services boost Topps Tiles sales

      An expanded product range and an early Easter helped flooring retailer Topps Tiles boost quarterly sales, despite...

    37. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Burberry likely to receive boost from weak pound - UBS

      With the pound having hit levels not seen since 1985, Burberry, which has been struggling with weak sales, could...

    38. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Italian retail sales drop to 31-month low - Markit

      A steep decline in retail sales in Italy – a nation normally renown for its love of shopping and fashion – has pushed...

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