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Primark plans US venture as part of wider expansion
Primark is taking the cheap chic that has won fans in the UK and continental Europe to the US, as it becomes the latest British store group to forge into America.
Primark profits surge to �298m in just six months as budget clothing chain ...  
Primark's US ambitions prop up FTSE  
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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economic recovery is gaining momentum but Bank of England policymakers held different views about the amount of slack in the economy and the medium-term inflation outlook, minutes from their April 9 meeting showed.
UK business secretary Vince Cable has threatened Britain's biggest firms with tougher rules and regulation over executive pay and bonuses for the second time in a month.
LONDON (Reuters) - The euro zone's private sector has started the second quarter on its strongest footing in nearly three years, but burgeoning new orders were again mainly buoyed by firms cutting prices, surveys showed on Wednesday.
It is up 4.5p or nearly 19% to 28.25p in the wake of Tuesday's rebuttal of the report, which was published by a US group Gotham City Research.
Sports Direct has over 600 stores in Europe, including 400 in the UK. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images. The British retailer Sports Direct has criticised shareholders for failing to back a lucrative bonus share scheme proposed for its founder, Mike ...

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