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Retail reality

John Hughman

Retail reality

If the end of 2018 saw investors running for cover, as we begin the new year the mood has rapidly switched to one of cautious optimism. The market’s bounce-back that began in the closing days of 2018 has broadly continued into the second week of January – and even some of the hardest hit sectors of 2018 are getting in on the act, not least housebuilders and retailers, whose Christmas trading has been generally better than expected.

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