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UK interest rates on hold amid Brexit impasse
Bank of England says the outlook will depend "significantly on the nature and timing of EU withdrawal".


UK retail sales up but food spending falls
Sales at food stores in February saw the biggest fall since December 2016, official figures show.


Ford accelerates electric vehicle investment
The US carmaker said growth in the market meant it became "obvious" the company needed to add capacity.



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