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Little cheer on the high street
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Little cheer on the high street

Profit warnings from Debenhams and Mothercare are more evidence that traditional retailers are fighting a losing battle against nimbler online competi…
12 Jan 2018
The cloud over retail has a silver lining
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The cloud over retail has a silver lining

A sense of gloom hangs over the retail sector – but pick the right stocks at the right price and there are still potential pots of gold out there for …
10 Aug 2017
Next: Out of fashion
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Next: Out of fashion

Clothing retailer Next has released gloomy results, yet the firm’s shares rallied strongly. Why? Ben Judge reports.
31 Mar 2017
The end of an era for hedge funds
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The end of an era for hedge funds

More than 1,000 hedge funds shut down last year – the most since the financial crisis. There are now fewer funds around than at any time since 2013. W…
25 Mar 2017
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If you’d invested in: Indivior and Next
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If you’d invested in: Indivior and Next

Drugmaker Indivior is on the up, while retailer Next, once a favourite with investors, has lost its way.
24 Feb 2017
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Shares in focus: Next is a rare star in the retail sector
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Shares in focus: Next is a rare star in the retail sector

Fashion retailer Next has been an exception to the rule of the declining high street. Phil Oakley investigates to see if the shares are still worth bu…
17 Nov 2014
Next shares look to stand ground after profit warning
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Next shares look to stand ground after profit warning

Next shares looked to shrug off a profit warning from the high-street clothing retailer this morning. Kam Patel reports.
29 Oct 2014

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Don’t let Tesco put you off investing in retail stocks
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Don’t let Tesco put you off investing in retail stocks

Tesco is having a terrible time. But there are some attractive retail stocks out there, says Ed Bowsher. Here, he picks two of his favourites.
24 Oct 2014
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Sainsbury’s boss is getting out at the right time – so should you
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Sainsbury’s boss is getting out at the right time – so should you

Supermarket chain Sainsbury's faces a lot of problems. Indeed, the future looks grim for the sector as a whole. Ed Bowsher explains why, and where to …
30 Jan 2014
Company in the news: Next
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Company in the news: Next

Next is on a roll, but the high-street fashion retailer no longer wants to buy its own shares. Phil Oakley reports.
10 Jan 2014
The winners on the high street
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The winners on the high street

The post-Christmas reporting season is in full swing, with Next having the most to cheer about.
9 Jan 2014
Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons: a rotten day for retailers
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Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons: a rotten day for retailers

Three of Britain’s biggest retailers have reported disappointing sales figures. Ed Bowsher looks at what's going wrong, and whether there is any cheer…
9 Jan 2014
Next has stopped buying its own shares – but don’t sell yours
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Next has stopped buying its own shares – but don’t sell yours

High-street fashion retailer Next is ending its share buyback programme. Here, Ed Bowsher explains what that means for investors, and why you should h…
6 Jan 2014
My six big predictions for 2014
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My six big predictions for 2014

There are plenty of things to worry about in 2014. But there are plenty of opportunities too, says Ed Bowsher. Here, he makes six calls for the year t…
20 Dec 2013