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New Kingfisher boss axes 60 B&Q stores in UK
LONDON (Reuters) - Kingfisher (KGF.L), Europe's biggest home improvement retailer, plans to close 60 B&Q stores in Britain over the next two years at a cost of 350 million pounds ($517 million), saying it has too many shops for the size of the market.
Jobs hit as b&q closes 60 stores  
New Kingfisher boss puts 3000 B&Q jobs at risk with stores axe  
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UK economic growth has been revised up, giving the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties a boost ahead of the closely-fought general election on May 7. According to the Office for National Statistics, the economy grew 0.6 per cent in the last three ...
... * FTSE 100 up 0.1 pct. * Set for largest quarterly gain since Q113. * Kingfisher up as investors welcome store closures. * Antofagasta boosted by M&A speculation.
THE ability of Britain's big banks to withstand global economic shockwaves including a dramatic slowdown in China and further deflation in the eurozone is to be assessed by the Bank of England in a new set of stress tests.
Athens - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he wanted an �honest compromise� as the cash-strapped country wrangled with eurozone creditors over a new package of reforms needed to unlock vital bailout funds.
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