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M&S H1 profit rises, thanks to women's clothing

Cost cuts and rising sales of upmarket food helped offset the drop in sales of general merchandise.


A GLIMMER of improvement in women's clothing helped British retailer Marks & Spencer post its first rise in first-half profit in four years, though analysts said that it was too soon to declare a turnaround after years of false dawns. Shares in the high street stalwart, down 17...

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