Mondi, Ted Baker, DFS and Vertu

Results have subsided to a relative trickle - though what we have seen this week could provide some pointers for readers in the months ahead. That’s also true of some of this week’s news output which means we’re left wondering whether consumers have finally started to pull the reins as discretionary incomes tighten. Let’s face it, high street spending has proved to be far more resilient than many of us would have predicted…but we’re also seeing signs that raw material costs are starting to impact production costs in certain sectors.

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