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Plant hirer Torex of Torquay has enjoyed a 'clear improvement' in its second-half trading, with a large fall in the number of liquidations and bankruptcies among its customers.'We have reached the stage where the weakest have gone to the wall and those that remain have a good chance of survival,' says chairman Ben Longrigg.Confidence is also rising among small companies in the South-West.Torex returned to the black in the year ending October with a pre-tax profit of £97,000 (1992: ...

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