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A tragedy in Bangladesh's clothing industry
The traditional post-Christmas sales are expected to provide a boost to High Street shops, as consumers look for discounts, while Christmas Eve has proved increasingly important for online retail.
The UK economy will become the largest in Europe, overtaking Germany by 2030, predicts think tank the Centre for Economic and Business Research.
The traditional Boxing Day sales are expected to provide a boost to high street retailers, as shoppers look for increasingly competitive discounts.
Plans to allow people to pay cheques into their bank accounts using their smartphones have been announced by the Treasury.