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How crucial is the current account deficit?
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) released two important sets of data today. The headlines have been grabbed by the better-than-expected GDP numbers and I have no doubt that growth will feature heavily in the political battle of the next few weeks.
Living standards key to UK election as data shows slowest recovery since 1920s  
UK Economic Growth Almost Tops 2006 Figure  
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(Bloomberg) -- Prudential Plc paid M&G bond manager Richard Woolnough at least 15.3 million pounds ($23 million) in 2014, more than outgoing Chief Executive Officer Tidjane Thiam, whose own compensation jumped 36 percent.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top share index fell sharply on Tuesday, hindered by a drop in tobacco and commodity companies, but was still headed for its best quarterly gain since 2013 even as it ended March with a whimper.
Thomas Cook holiday sales in Europe have improved despite the current economic problems in the region. In its latest trading update, the travel firm said that �while still tough compared to last year's performance� trading in continental and northern Europe ...
A senior investment banker with Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), who hit the headlines this month when his social media messages to his daughter revealed that he was �bored� at work, is leaving just weeks after taking up a new position.

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