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Luxury goods join Hong Kong retail slump as protests bite

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRiot police clash with protesters in Hong Kong shopping centreLuxury brand Richemont is the latest firm to report a hit to business over ongoing protests in Hong Kong.The Swiss company said political unrest in Hong Kong, a key market for its watches, has knocked sales. Retailers in…
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The Worcester high street that's come back to life

The latest sales figures released on Friday by the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) show an average fall of -2.94% compared to the same three months last year. Scotland saw the sharpest fall in the UK compared to April, May and June in 2018. East Anglia was the only region reporting that sales had increased…
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No-fault eviction ban will hurt tenants, landlords say

Image copyright Inpho A government plan to ban no-fault evictions in England will backfire, landlords say, as lower-income tenants will find it harder to rent homes.Proposals to scrap section 21 notices would mean landlords could no longer evict tenants without a reason after their fixed-term tenancy period ended.The plan aims to give tenants security and…
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No-deal Brexit could cause £30bn economic hit, watchdog says

Image copyright Reuters Public borrowing could double next year if there is a no-deal Brexit, the country's spending watchdog says.The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said borrowing would be almost £60bn if the UK leaves without a deal - up from £29.3bn if it does get a deal. The watchdog said this scenario was based…
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Circle K stores ditch 'Secretary Day' condom offer

Image copyright Twitter @Pat_MercadoC Image caption The ad offered a bottle of wine, a chocolate bar and a packet of condoms for those wanting to "celebrate" with their secretary The international chain of convenience stores Circle K has offered a public apology in Mexico after it tweeted an offer which was widely decried as sexist…
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'My $19 Uber ride cost 100 times that'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The charges prompted widespread complaints on social media Uber passengers in the US have complained on Twitter after a "glitch" meant they were charged 100 times more than advertised fares.One journey that should have cost $96.72 (£77.60) was reportedly charged at $9,672, while some charges were so high they…