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City snapshot: Recession fears ease as UK GDP jumps 0.5% in June

UK GDP grew by an unexpectedly strong 0.5% in June to take overall growth for the second quarter to 0.2%



Brexit key cause of exports decline, government data shows

Forty-three per cent of exporters of goods and services said they had seen a decrease in trade, compared with 26% who said their exports had increased

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Sustainable products aren’t an easy sell in tough economic times

It has never been more difficult to create and translate a green product point of difference into bottom line growth, says Alex Lawrence, senior strategic insight director at Circana


Retailers must prove their value as consumer confidence sinks

The unsettled nature of the economy creates the perfect recipe for an ever-cautious consumer, says Oliver Vernon-Harcourt, head of retail at Deloitte



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