HONG KONG–(Marketwired – May 15, 2013) – Iconic British high street fashion brand TOPSHOP will open its first store in Greater China on June 6th, 2013.
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – May 15, 2013) - B2 Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO)(OTCQX:BGLPF)(NAMIBIAN:B2G) (“B2Gold” or the “Company”) reports results from its operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. All dollar figures are in United States dollars unless otherwise indicated. Highlights from the first quarter include:
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New surveys suggest the British economy is picking up
British scientists at a research centre in Cambridge say they have developed a new type of wheat which could increase productivity by 30%.
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Centrica, which owns British Gas, says gas use in the first four months of this year was almost a fifth higher than last year because of the cold weather.
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British Retail Consortium’s three-month average, which irons out distorting effect of Easter, shows growth slowed to 2.6%
Retailers suffered a 2.2% drop in sales last month compared with a year ago, thanks to the timing of Easter and wintry weather, according to industry figures.
The British Retail Consortium’s three-month total growth average, which irons out the distorting effect of Easter falling in April last year and March this year, was 2.6%. That was a slower pace of growth than in the three months to February and March and the BRC said a recovery in consumer spending remained elusive.
“There’s a sense that people are more prepared to spend than they were but chief executives are telling me that’s volatile. A convincing trend towards revival is hard to spot and competitive pricing is still critical to generating sales,” said the BRC’s director general Helen Dickinson.
But April was not all bad, she stressed, noting that for non-food sales it was better than March once the Easter distortion was taken away.
“Wintry weather, followed by the arrival of sun, had a big influence on some retailers,” she said. “Fashion sales were weak early in the month but that was almost entirely made up later when signs of spring arrived. While health and beauty gained both ways with strong sales of cold and flu remedies and then of bronzing and skin care products.”
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – May 7, 2013) - Red Eagle Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:RD)(OTCQX:RDEMF) is pleased to announce additional assay results from the Phase Four drill programme at the San Ramon Deposit, Santa Rosa Gold Project, Antioquia, Colombia. Highlights from an additional 14 drill holes (SR-212 to SR-225) include intercepts:
People who live abroad will no longer be entitled to a British state pension based solely on the employment record of their spouse, under government plans.
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Bermuda and other British overseas territories with financial centres have signed agreements on sharing tax information, the Treasury announces.
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