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Exporter confidence rises

More than two thirds of British exporters expect their turnover to increase over the next 12 months, a joint British Chambers of Commerce/DHL Express survey has revealed.

Scottish retail sales fall despite rising footfall

Total Scottish retail sales fell 1.8% in July 2014 compared to July 2013 despite a 4.4% rise in footfall, according to figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium.

Home insurance easiest service to switch

Home insurance is the easiest financial product to switch, a survey commissioned by Gocompare has found.

Inflation falls in July

The consumer prices index rate of inflation fell to 1.6% in July 2014, down from 1.9% in June 2014, according to official figures.

Family lending helps households

More than a quarter (28%) of UK adults have needed to borrow money from family members, according to research from the Centre for the Modern Family.

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