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H&M Opening 225 Stores Worldwide in 2009

Swedish clothing store H&M has said it plans to create between 6,000 and 7,000 new jobs in 2009.

The company intends to open 225 new stores around the world in the new financial year.

Fourth-quarter profits at H&M beat analysts' expectations. It reported a 14% rise in pre-tax profits to 7.11bn Swedish crowns ($891m; £623m).

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