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Kingfisher aims for ?500m profit boost

B&Q-owner Kingfisher announces a push to increase annual pre-tax profits by ?500m within five years and return ?600m to shareholders.

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Japan's shares hit by BoJ comments

Japan's Nikkei closes nearly 2% lower following comments from the central bank that further stimulus measures will not be put in place for the moment.

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VIDEO: M&S merchandise sales fall again

Marks and Spencer's half-yearly overall profits are up by 6.1%, but the sales in general merchandise, which includes the trouble clothing division, were down by 1.2%

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