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IMF forecasts UK to be fastest-growing advanced economy in 2014
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Top stories

FIFTEEN jobs have been lost with the closure of two branches of car parts supplier Unipart Automotive after it entered administration.
Shares in DIY retailer Kingfisher fell more than 7 per cent on Thursday after a drop in second-quarter sales, partly driven by poor sales of World Cup novelties, including England-themed garden gnomes.
LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales rose between April and June at the fastest pace for a calendar quarter in 10 years despite stagnating last month, bolstering expectations that the economy has sustained its swift pace of recovery.
Dave Lewis faces a "big challenge" as the new chief executive of Tesco, according to his boss at Unilever, Paul Polman. Mr Lewis has been poached from his role as head of personal care at Unilever, whose brands include Lynx and Dove, to become Tesco ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's main equity index was steady on Thursday, as gains at media company Reed Elsevier helped offset a slump in home improvements retailer Kingfisher.

Trends

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MPLE Maple Energy plc 79.56% 26.52M
KGF Kingfisher plc -8.60% 7,273.43M
IOM Iomart Group Plc 7.95% 270.67M
HWDN Howden Joinery Group Plc 16.59% 2,348.53M