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UK government borrowing sees fall

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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

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

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

Firms warned on 'ridiculous' pay

Britain's top companies have been warned to exercise caution on executive pay by Vince Cable as they prepare to set next year's awards.

  • 22 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

RBS fined over illegal HK trades

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is fined HK$6m (£460,000) by Hong Kong regulators for failing to detect a series of unauthorised transactions by one of its traders.

  • 22 April 2014

Australia to buy 58 new F-35 jets

Australia approves the purchase of 58 new F-35 fighter jets worth 12.4bn Australian dollars ($11.5bn; £6.8bn).

  • 23 April 2014

'Irresponsible' holiday ad banned

A television advert for Center Parcs is banned for "irresponsibly" encouraging parents to take holidays during term time.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

GM seeks to bar some ignition cases

General Motors asks a US court to bar some lawsuits relating to its recall over faulty ignition switches.

  • 23 April 2014

'A third' can't afford healthy food

High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: Health

KFC owner's profits get China boost

Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, reports an 18% jump in first quarter profit, helped by a rebound in sales in China.

  • 23 April 2014