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Businesses in Greater Manchester suffered a "disappointing" third quarter as the local economy stalled, according to new research.

UK inflation rose to 2.6 per cent in July, up from 2.4 per cent in June, official figures have revealed.

Fewer people are claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) in Greater Manchester, official figures have revealed.

The rate of inflation has fallen after many clothing and footwear retailers cut prices to encourage shoppers to part with their cash.

The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance (JSA) across Greater Manchester has fallen for a second consecutive month, according to official figures.

The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in Greater Manchester has dropped.

There were a lot of positive announcements in George Osborne’s Budget speech, but more could have been done to boost investment and growth, according to Dr Brian Sloan, chief economist at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC).

The North West recorded the biggest increase in its unemployment rate of any UK region in the three months to January.

A unique partnership to provide funding for businesses in Greater Manchester is being unveiled this week.

MIDAS, the inward investment agency for Greater Manchester, has appointed Angie Robinson as its new chief executive.

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David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

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