Hot Off The Wires - 4 February 2020
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Hot Off The Wires - 4 February 2020


  • Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley has bagged a £19m stake in luxury leather goods firm Mulberry as he fights to take his retail empire upmarket.

  • Britain’s public finances face a black hole in three years if the economy follows the path forecast by the Bank of England.

  • A total of 55 retail bosses left the industry in 2019 as the high street reeled from a shopping slump, with departures surging to a seven-year high.

  • The end of coal-fired power generation in Britain moved a step closer yesterday after Drax said that it was reviewing options for the remaining coal-burning units of its eponymous North Yorkshire power plant.

  • Britain’s manufacturing sector showed signs of stabilising last month to emerge from the longest downturn since the financial crisis, according to a survey by IHS Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.



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