UK government hits borrowing target
The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Renewable energy projects approved
Eight renewable energy projects, expected to support 8,500 jobs, are given the green light by the government.
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.
Boeing raises 2014 profit forecast
US aerospace giant Boeing raises its profit forecast for 2014 as it announces a "strong" first quarter.
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.
Flybe in London City Airport deal
Flybe is to offer flights to and from London City Airport after signing a five-year deal.
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