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UK retail sales plunge, underlining risk of recession

* UK retail sales drop 1.6% m/m in August vs 0.5% forecast * ONS says all retail sectors affected by decline * Data underline recession risk in UK * Primark, ASOS and Ocado have all warned on profit this month By Andy Bruce LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - British retail sales fell much more than expected in August, in another sign that the economy is sliding into recession as the cost of living crunch squeezes households' disposable spending.
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British Business - Sept 9

Sept 9 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the longest-reigning monarch of the country, has died aged 96 at Balmoral Castle. Link The European Central Bank today unleashed its largest ever interest rate rise of 75 basis points and signalled more monetary tightening to tame record inflation in the eurozone.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 8

Sept 8 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher, with futures FFIc1 up 0.25% on Thursday. * DARKTRACE/THOMA BRAVO: Tech investment firm Thoma Bravo said on Thursday it would not make an offer for British cyber-security company Darktrace DARK.L * MELROSE: Melrose Industries MRON.L , the turnaround specialist that owns British engineer GKN, said on Thursday it plans to separate GKN Automotive and GKN Powder Metallurgy businesses from the group, and list the new holding com
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Financial Times - July 22

July 22 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. Headlines - Pfizer and Flynn fined 70 mln stg by UK regulator for epilepsy drug price rises Link - EDF pushes UK government to alter Hinkley Point C penalty clauses Link - Tata threatens to close Port Talbot steelworks without 1.5 bln stg of aid Link - Marks and Spencer finance chief to depart retailer and join Primark owner ABF Link Overview
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 21

July 21 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening flat on Thursday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.10%. * SSE PLC: British power company SSE Plc SSE.L said its first-quarter performance slightly exceeded its expectations and reiterated its forecast for the full year. * ANGLO AMERICAN: Global miner Anglo American AAL.L reported a 9% fall in second-quarter output.
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