23 April 2014 Last updated at 15:49

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.


WelderBank 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.

Eurozone flagEU in slow progress on deficit cuts

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

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