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Business Tesco’s chief hits out as profit warning hits shares The new boss of Tesco has attacked his predecessors for adopting “artificial” tactics to hit aggressive profit targets in the final few months of each financial year. Tesco’s shares plunged by 10 per cent to 168p on a warning this morning that the chain’s profit for the year to February will be no more than £1.4 billion, well short of the £1.94 billion that investors had been anticipating. Dave Lewis, chief executive, said his efforts to turn around the business were costing £500 million. He conceded: “It’s been a difficult time for Tesco – none of us would argue about that.” Part of the shortfall is down to changes in the way Tesco deals with suppliers in the wake of accounting scandal over its treatment of marketing contributions from food companies, which has prompted an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.

ONS Home Output in the Construction Industry, November 2015 In November 2015, output in the construction industry was estimated to have decreased by 0.5% compared with October 2015. All new work was the largest contributor to the fall, decreasing by 0.7%, with repair and maintenance (R&M) falling 0.2%. SurfTheChannel - Home August 28, 2014 Question 1 of 4: How often do you use Mozilla Firefox? Question 2 of 4: How satisfied were you with the previous versions of Mozilla Firefox? Question 3 of 4: English Language (ESL) Grammar Quizzes for Students Test yourself with our selection of 517 free English language quizzes covering grammar, usage and vocabulary for beginner, intermediate and advanced level English students. Simply answer all of the questions in the quiz and press submit to see your score and other statistics. Each ESL quiz is also available as a printable teacher handout.

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David Smith's EconomicsUK.com Austerity myths revisited Posted by David Smith at 01:00 PM Category: Thoughts and responses My piece on Friday, The Myth of Abandoned Austerity, has attracted quite a lot of interest. 50 FCE Speaking questions If any of you are teaching FCE (First Certificate), you will need to give your learners lots of exam training practice. Part 1 of the exam (the interview) is a good place to start because the learners have to talk about everyday topics, such as their home town, what they do in their free time and work and study. Here is a list of about 50 questions (most of which have been used in FCE exams in the last 10 years). Feel free to share them with your learners: Click here for a pdf copy: FCEpart1questionspdf (1) FCE Speaking Exam Part 1 – Interview Questions

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