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Business news: Next, Mitie and cold-callers -

Business news: Next, Mitie and cold-callers
The retailer said it was bracing itself for a slowdown in consumer spending on a level not seen since the financial crisis and for profits to fall by up to 4.5 per cent as global and UK economic growth eases back. Chief executive Lord Wolfson said that ...

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Gates: US 'should take more' refugees

The billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has told the BBC that the United States ?should set a better example? by taking in more refugees.

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UK house price growth picks up in December - BBC News

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UK house price growth picks up in December
BBC News
Average house prices grew strongly in December according to the latest survey from building society Nationwide. Prices rose 0.8% in the month compared with 0.1% in November. Overall in 2015 house prices rose by 4.5%, with the average price of a ...
UK house prices rose 4.5% in 2015The Guardian
UK house price growth accelerates in December: NationwideTHE BUSINESS TIMES
The average UK house price increased by ?23 a day in DecemberBusiness Insider Australia

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New Zealand milk firm shares soar

Shares in New Zealand dairy firm - The a2 Milk Company - soar more than 30% in Sydney after the firm raised its earnings forecast for the second time in two months.

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Chinese tycoon reported missing

One of China's richest men, Guo Guangchang, described as the country's equivalent of Warren Buffett, is reported to be missing.

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