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European equities closed lower on Monday after data showed that growth in China continued to slow.
British retail sales came in way above expectations in December, official data showed, posting the largest annual rise since 2004.
Retail stocks in the U.K. have seen a spike in short-selling since the start of the year, according to financial research firm Markit.
Carrefour said sales in austerity-hit Spain returned to growth in the fourth quarter for the first time since 2008.
Major employers plan to recruit around 1,200 extra U.K. graduates this year, sending recruitment to a seven-year high, according to a report.
British retailers suffered a sales drop over the festive period, the latest in a long line of disappointing results for the sector.
European equities closed lower on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting of the year.
European equities closed lower after U.S. jobs data increased concerns that the Federal Reserve would "taper" its bond-buying program soon.
Supermarket Tesco reported a sharp drop in third-quarter like-for-like sales on Wednesday, as the retailer struggles to woo cash-strapped consumers ahead of the key Christmas trading period.
European equities closed lower as Spanish shares sunk on disappointing data, while retailers struggled on the first day of December trade.
Tesco recalled an ice cream product after pain relief tablets were found in two of its own-brand chocolate and nut cones.
Sainsbury's reported half-year underlying pre-tax profit of £400 million on Wednesday, versus £374 million a year ago.
European shares closed higher following the latest U.S. jobs report.
U.S. stock index futures tread water on Tuesday, ahead of the publication of the government's delayed non-farm payrolls data for September.
Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway last week slashed its stake in the world's No.3 retailer, Tesco, by about one-fifth, according to a stock market filing.
European companies and their investors have been pinning hopes on growth in the U.S. and Asia to offset weak growth at home — but strategists have told CNBC that stock-pickers should be very careful to avoid big third-quarter disappointments.
European shares closed lower, tracking the downward trend in U.S. stocks as the budget deadlock in Washington continued.
European shares closed down on Wednesday, as the U.S. government shutdown continued and jobs data came in weak.
The U.K. supermarket landscape is changing, with Tesco’s long-held place at the top of the market beginning to look shaky.
J Sainsbury, Britain's third-biggest grocer, met forecasts with a pick-up in quarterly sales driven by growth at local convenience stores and online, outperforming rivals including market leader Tesco.