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EU wants to add another notch to ITA belt

The European Union will today call on members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to consider its proposal to update and expand the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) which governs tech-related trade. The European Commission - the executive arm of the EU - wants a prompt response to its plans to update the ITA, which was …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Sep 2008
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PC World, Currys staff to be dumped in DSGi rescue plan?

Hundreds of PC World and Currys staff could see the job axe swing on Thursday (15 May) when the stores’ owner DSG International (DSGi) announces its latest trading statement and strategy review. DSGi is understood to be closing 200 of its 700 stores as well as considering switching its outlets to a new superstore format, …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 May 2008
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Stats office updates shopping basket

DAB radios, satnav systems, and flat-panel tellies are being added to the basket of typical shopping checked by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS creates a list of goods which it then uses to create the Consumer Price and Retail Price Indexes. It checks the prices of these goods every month to create the indexes …
John Oates, 20 Mar 2007

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