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10 things we learned this week

Russia's Asos trouble, Drastic Dave's century, Britain's online shopping addiction.

by Jack Torrance
Last Updated: 16 Jan 2015

1. Russians are having to pay a rapidly inflating price to look trendy.

2. Tesco's new CEO Dave Lewis didn't mark his 100th day in the job in quite the way he would have been hoping.

3. Britain's appetite for cheap credit has made it the most prolific nation of online shoppers in the developed world.

4. Premier Foods, which was accused of treating suppliers unfairly, has a real way with words.

5. EE customers may have to make do with a DVD of Kevin Bacon classic Footlose after the mobile network scrapped its legendary Orange Wednesdays offer.

6. Seemingly nothing can stop the inexorable march of Mike Ashley's Sports Direct.

7. The Public Accounts Committee's outspoken chair Margaret Hodge isn't sure European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker is the right man for the job.

8. Banning smoking in pubs hit the industry hard.

9. Businesses are more divided over the issue of immigration than the CBI would like us to think.

10. Those who follow the Bank of England's MPC meetings like hawks will no longer have to wait two weeks for minutes to be published - although the committee will be meeting fewer times per year.

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