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Stock take: market week

12th March, 2017
A drinker enjoys a pint of beer which is currently being sold in outlets of the pub chain JD Wetherspoon Pic: Getty

JD Wetherspoon said revenue rose in the first half of the year, including a slightly higher trading performance at the company’s Irish pubs. But the company lashed out at British chancellor Philip Hammond’s “less-than-frank” budget speech.

“In effect, this was a budget for dinner parties, no doubt the preference of the chancellor and his predecessor – dinner parties will suffer far less from the taxes outlined above, whereas many...

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