The Government remains on track to miss its borrowing target this year, despite stronger income from tax and VAT receipts last month.
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, due to speak at a central bankers meeting in the US, is now under more pressure to do something to stimulate the eurozone economy.
LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in drugmaker AstraZeneca have climbed more than 7 percent this week, fueled by speculation of renewed takeover interest from Pfizer, following an abortive $118 billion (71 billion pounds) takeover attempt in May.
People walk past a closed McDonald's restaurant, one of four temporarily closed by the state food safety watchdog, in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters.
Bedford has been crowned the UK's most generous town, according to data gathered by donation site JustGiving. In the year to May 2014, 41,631 people with a Bedford postcode gave a total of �1,145,967 to appeals on the site.