23 April 2014 Last updated at 20:05

UK government hits borrowing targetPound coins

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


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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.

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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%.

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