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Rising UK borrowing leaves no room for pre-election sweeteners
LONDON (Reuters) - British government borrowing rose more than 10 percent in the first half of the financial year, giving Chancellor George Osborne little scope to offer sweeteners to voters before a parliamentary election in May.
Public borrowing rises to �11.8bn in September  
Deficit headache for George Osborne as public borrowing jumps again  
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Tesco's sales continued to decline over the past three months, according to figures from market researcher Kantar Worldpanel, although at a slower rate than before.
Total SA (FP)'s Christophe de Margerie died when his airplane struck a snowplow on a Moscow runway, ending a career in which he oversaw the biggest expansion of oil reserves at the French energy giant in at least 15 years.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in China's fiscal spending in September quickened to 9.1 percent from a year earlier, data showed on Tuesday, as the authorities try to smooth volatile public spending and keep the economy on an even keel.
Lloyds Banking Group will warn that 60,000 new homes will need to be built every year in order to alleviate Britain's severe housing shortage.
LONDON�BCA Marketplace PLC has pulled its planned listing, blaming the �volatility in global equity markets.� Earlier this month the European used-vehicle marketplace announced plans to raise �200 million ($321.76 million) and float on the London Stock ...

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