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UK government hits borrowing target

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The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.

  • 23 April 2014

Bank raises UK growth forecast

The Bank of England raises its estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of the year and a CBI survey indicates robust growth in the manufacturing sector.

  • 23 April 2014

Portuguese bond yield falls to 3.58%

Portugal's chances of exiting its three year bailout programme have risen after the sale of 10 year government debt fell to a record low of 3.75%.

  • 23 April 2014

Primark to open its first US stores

Clothing retailer Primark is to open its first US stores, beginning with a 70,000 sq-ft shop in Boston.

  • 23 April 2014

Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal

US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.

  • 23 April 2014
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EU in slow progress on deficit cuts

EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.

  • 23 April 2014

FA hit by drop in broadcast money

The Football Association was hit by a £34m drop in broadcasting rights income last season compared with 2011-12.

  • 23 April 2014

Renewable energy projects approved

Eight renewable energy projects, expected to support 8,500 jobs, are given the green light by the government.

  • 23 April 2014

Property sales continue to pick up

UK property sales were 19% higher in March than the same month a year ago as buyers continued to return to the market, figures show.

  • 23 April 2014

Boeing raises 2014 profit forecast

US aerospace giant Boeing raises its profit forecast for 2014 as it announces a "strong" first quarter.

  • 23 April 2014

Patisserie Valerie plans share sale

The owner of the Patisserie Valerie cafe chain becomes the latest firm to plan a stock market flotation, with its listing set to raise £33m.

  • 23 April 2014

Flybe in London City Airport deal

Flybe is to offer flights to and from London City Airport after signing a five-year deal.

  • 23 April 2014