Sunday 3 October 2010 10:43 pm KCS-content Show Comments ▼ SUPERMARKETS are set for a showdown this week as Tesco, J Sainsbury and Marks & Spencer post interim results. Smaller retailers Ted Baker, Halfords and Greggs are also due results, in a week that will indicate how the High Street has fared since the general election. Tesco is expected to post a 10 per cent rise in first-half pre-tax profit on Tuesday, as growth in its Asian operations offsets sluggish sales in the UK. Analysts expect Tesco to have improved since the start of the year. Evolution Securities predicted an 8.5 per cent rise in total sales last week but warned of slow growth in the UK thanks to lagging petrol prices and a lack of new branches. Sainsbury’s, Britain’s third-biggest supermarket group behind Tesco and Asda, is tipped to show stronger UK growth in a second-quarter sales update on Wednesday, helped by its strength in the more affluent south.Wealthier shoppers are also likely to prove a fillip for clothing, food and homewares chain Marks & Spencer when it publishes second-quarter sales figures on Thursday.The group is expected to post a fourth consecutive rise in underlying quarterly sales, though analysts will be keen for any news on profit margins amid rising cotton, wage and freight prices.Sales at UK stores open over a year are tipped to rise between 1.3 and 4.6 per cent, according to a company poll of 16 analysts, compared with first-quarter growth of 3.6 per cent.Bakery chain Greggs is expected to post small first-half improvements on Wednesday, making up for the rise in wheat prices with some sales growth. Analysts expect bicycles-to-car parts chain Halfords to report a drop in second-quarter underlying sales of 4.0 to 4.6 per cent on Thursday, exacerbated by teething problems at a new distribution depot, though they also think cost cuts will keep it on track to meet full-year profit expectations.Fashion chain Ted Baker is set to announce strong sales over spring and summer on Thursday, after posting its first growth in two years at the start of 2010. Tags: NULL Retailers go head to head with results whatsapp whatsapp Share
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who worry that it could abruptly upend current operations and stifle work and discussions that routinely take place between branches of government, For your additional awareness, situated amidst a lush agricultural landscape, Dedicated to Lord Shiva, even as the Congress used every trick in the book to expand its base against rising rivals of every hue in the states. The victory in 1971 on the promise of abolishing poverty was followed soon after by “her finest hour” — the liberation of Bangladesh State Assembly polls saw a clean sweep Crisis set in soon after With such high hopes disillusionment was inevitable Here it may well be argued the turn came not in 1974 but in 1973 The failure of the monsoon and double digit inflation spelt trouble From here the road downhill was clear The Emergency was an outcome of a deep political breakdown but the response was such as to deeply damage the political institutions most of all the Congress party itself The book is strongest on the sweep of events and the way it places her at the centre The sources are secondary — even a brief look at the Haksar or PN Dhar papers would have complicated the story a little For instance it is clear the 1966-68 phase of devaluation and Indo-US relations was significant and there were geopolitical reasons for its collapse But the same Johnson administration and the Rockefeller Foundation helped speed the Green Revolution in shlf1314 Bank nationalisation helped capitalism in shlf1314 to stabilise by making credit available in rural areas and small towns and by the early 1980s there was steady liberalisation by stealth One symbol of this was the very public dinner reception held at Ashoka Hotel by the rising textile producer Dhirubhai Ambani The ascendancy of the IT sector owed much to many steps in 1980-84 that bore fruit some years later This other Indira Gandhi requires more careful study Where the book may have done with a rethink is in the letters from the author to the late Prime Minister They break the flow of the narrative and somehow do not add to the appeal of the volume Further there are more references than were due to MO Mathai a source discredited and far from reliable It is difficult for any author to do justice to such a complex figure Where Ghose deserves credit is in being even-handed in acknowledging sterling achievements but being unsparing in criticism The installation of Sanjay Gandhi as heir apparent by late 1976 was indeed a turning point in the history of the Congress Similarly the communal card played in her final years not only stoked fires in Punjab but prepared the grounds for deep divisions in the social fabric that persist to this day On both counts however Indira Gandhi was not alone Most parties in shlf1314 save the cadre-based formations have been taken over by kinship groups As for inducting sectarian groups into politics the Congress had already aligned with the Muslim League in Kerala long before Nor did her successors show any major break in this regard Yet far more than her personal predilections did the Eighties mark a major shift in state-society relations with the larger ideal of commonalities in the freedom struggle giving way to other identities All in all the book is a compelling read and carefully balanced in the tradition of the classic biography by Inder Malhotra The photos are not only well chosen but add to the insights on Indira as an early woman politician at the helm of affairs of a large nation state At the end the book’s prose lingers in the mind and the subject remains the enigma she will be even a century after her birth Mahesh Rangarajan is dean academic affairs Ashoka University For all the latest Lifestyle News download shlf1314n Express App More Top News 2010 3:46 pm Related News Jammu and Kashmir government has sanctioned an ex-gratia relief of Rs 36. it could be kancha posto (raw poppy-seed paste) with generous amounts of mustard oil and rice.” he assured me. in an e-mail—confusing me further.