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Tickets on sale as we honour the brightest and best in business

THE brightest and best businesses in the region will be celebrated at a major awards dinner later this year.

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YP Letters: Bank closures impact most on the elderly

YP Letters: Bank closures impact most on the elderly

From: RJA Ayre, Elvington, York.

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Safestyle said it has continued to grow market share

Safestyle suffers as consumers put purchases on hold

Shares in double glazing ​firm Safestyle UK plunged ​nearly ​30​​ per cent after the group issued another profit warning, blamin​g​ ​weaker consumer confidence as consumers rein back on spending.

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Aldi sources products manufactured or grown in Britain whenever possible

Aldi to contribute £11.5bn to UK economy

D​iscount supermarket chain Aldi said its contribution to the UK economy is set to ​reach £11.5bn by 2022 as ​it ​completes its target of 1,000 UK stores.

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Is our economy in crisis or not? The Yorkshire Post offers up two very different views from two of our columnists.

Is our economy in crisis? The Yorkshire Post columnists offer up two very different views

IS the economy broken or not? A report co-written by the Archbishop of Canterbury suggests this to be the case, but others disagree.

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Paul Snape of Appeal PR

Trade mission aims to build links between US and Yorkshire media firms

SENIOR figures from US media firms will head to Yorkshire next month as part of a trade mission which aims to forge stronger ties between New England and companies at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse.

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Two rural North Yorkshire schools set for closure

Two rural North Yorkshire schools set for closure

A decision looms on whether to shut two rural schools in North Yorkshire which have suffered a dip in pupil numbers, concerns over teaching quality and spiralling financial deficits.

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Dixons Carphone now expects headline pre-tax profit for the full year to be in the range of 360m to 440m

Dixons Carphone hit by sterling slump

​​​Dixons Carphone ​has downgraded ​profit ​expectations as the pound's collapse has sent the cost of new mobile phones soaring​ and ​customers are holding on to old​ handsets for longer.

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Morrisons is enjoying a renaissance under CEO David Potts

Big four supermarkets see best growth in four years

All four of Britain’s biggest grocers managed to increase sales for the fifth consecutive period, a run of collective success not seen since 2013​, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel​.

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HE Syed Ibne Abbas the Ambassador of Pakistan, speaking in Bradford17th August 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

UK plans to deepen trade ties with Pakistan after Brexit

BRITAIN and Pakistan are considering opportunities to deepen trade links as Brexit approaches, a senior diplomat has revealed.

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Donald Trump has praised Kim Jong Un for his very wise and well-reasoned decision.

Investors should hold their nerve

In the past few weeks, the VIX index – a “fear” proxy – leapt amidst escalating sabre-rattling between the US and North Korea.

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Adrian Berry, chair of R3 in Yorkshire and restructuring partner at Deloitte LLP

Consumer spending slump hits Yorkshire hoteliers

D​istress levels among Yorkshire ​​hotels, restaurants, pubs and retail​ operators rose in August as they get to grips with a marked fall in​ ​consumer spendin​g.​
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Andy Bruce of Lookers

Lookers aims to beat market downturn

Lookers, Britain’s biggest car dealership, warned that the current political environment, Brexit and weaker exchange rates have created uncertainty in the UK economy​ and it expects new car sales will fall by 5 to 6 per cent in the second half of 2017.

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Ed Cox, director of IPPR North

Brexit threat to North's energy sector

A hard Brexit ​will threaten the North of England’s fledgling green energy economy, ​according to a new study.​

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Tim Ward, Chief Executive, Quoted Companies Alliance

Ensuring that the AIM remains true

They always say that “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. But if you find out that your​ ​product or service is broken at the same time as your customers then you​ ​may well suffer from some reputational damage to your company.

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John McArthur, the chief executive of Tracsis, which has exceeded expectations

How small firms can stand out in the crowd

Over the course of a results season, more than ​a hundred​ management teams must cross our door, each​ ​presenting their wares and going over what they’ve done well and not so well over the previous six​ ​months.

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London Stock Exchange

Boost for UK plc as IPOs surge

Despite macro economic uncertainty, the first six months of 2017 have seen strong inflows of capital​ ​into equities and a surge in IPO activity in the UK.

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James Dower, senior editor of Black Book at cap hpi

Leeds-based experts provide analysis on UK car market for Bank of England

ANALYSTS from Leeds-based cap hpi have briefed staff from the Bank of England on the current condition of the UK new and used car markets.

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CEO Peter Crook said he was disappointed by the higher than expected operational disruption to trading

Provident is on the road to recovery

Credit​ lender Provident Financial saw profits tumble following ​the​ reorganis​ation of​ its home credit business, but said it is now on the road to recovery.

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International Trade Secretary Liam Fox is in the US this week for trade talks. (PA).

YP Comment: New ‘special relationship’ - Trade talks begin with the US

As International Trade Secretary Liam Fox arrived in Washington for talks with US trade representatives, he described the meeting as “the start of the next chapter in our special relationship”.

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