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Sectors of the economy

Posted on 19 December

The three main sectors of the economy are: Primary sector – extraction of raw materials – mining, fishing and agriculture. more »

Private label brands

Posted on 18 December

Private label brands (or own brand labels) are products sold by a retailer with its own packing, but manufactured by more »

Cigarette tax and smoking rates

Posted on 17 December

In the UK, smoking rates have fallen significantly in the past 40 years. A combination of factors have led to more »

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