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Is it time for investors to consider retail therapy?

The Office for National Statistics today reported a 0.3% fall in retail sales figures for October compared to last year, although some caution is merited given that sales in October

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Companies announcing results next week

Monday  HSBC (Q3 results) HSBC will be the last of the major banks to report Q3 numbers and judging by figures from its peers and its own Q2 figures, investors

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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Associated British Foods (Q4 trading update) In July, the group raised expectations by saying that third quarter sales at Primark had remained strong and the overall outlook for the

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Companies announcing results next week

Monday HSBC (Q2 results) The performance of the shares over the last 12-months has been impressive. This combined with an attractive dividend yield of 5% means that investors have been

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Companies announcing their results next week

Tuesday Companies reporting today include – BP (Q1 results), Shire (Q1 results) Wednesday J Sainsbury (Q4 results) The market will be focused mainly on two areas in these full-year figures

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Companies announcing their results next week

Tuesday EnQuest (Q4 results) The company produced good operating numbers for 2016 showing that production was up by 8% to 39,751 boepd despite the maintenance shutdown of the Brent pipeline.

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What’s in store for retailers?

The spotlight has most definitely been on the retail sector in recent weeks as the giants of the group gradually produced results for the all-important Christmas trading period. In general,

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Bumper Christmas for supermarkets

Supermarkets and miners are the darlings of the markets in London this morning, as the FTSE 100 moves to another record high in early trading. Morrisons has put its best

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Companies announcing results next week

Tuesday WM Morrison (December trading statement) The all-important Christmas trading update will be eagerly anticipated by followers of the sector. The company had a good 2016 with rising sales growth,

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Next warns of tougher times to come

The tough conditions on the British high street have been reflected in the latest results from Next plc, a bellwether for the clothing industry. Between 1st November to Christmas Eve, sales