BBC News - Business 19 January 2018

UK retail sales fall in December

Official figures show retail sales volumes fell by 1.5% in December, a sharper fall than expected.

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Carillion plan dubbed 'sticking plaster'

The FSB small business organisation rejects government claims that banks' support will provide a lifeline.

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Carpetright shares crash on profit warning

Shares in the retailer nearly halve after it suffers a "sharp deterioration" in UK trade.

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Asda and Aldi stop energy drink sales to under-16s

Asda and Aldi will introduce ID checks from early March, after campaigners called for restrictions.

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'Poor' British Steel pensions advice reviewed by police

Tata employees claim they have been mis-sold advice about moving from the British Steel Pension Scheme.

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Fishermen's app: 'We can go direct to the consumer'

The app that's allowing Africa's fishermen to sell their catches directly to restaurants.

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Zambia's traders protest at anti-cholera measures

Market traders in Zambia protest against government rules aimed at containing an outbreak of cholera.

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Call to curb disruption caused by holiday lets like Airbnb

Short-term lets, like Airbnb, are big business in the UK - but neighbours are increasingly fed up.

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