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UK borrowing falls sharply in March
The Government has met its borrowing target for the last financial year by the narrowest of margins, as higher tax receipts and a fall in departmental spending helped to boost Britain's public finances.
UK's Financial Health Improves as Deficit Falls Faster than Expected  
UK Government Borrowing Continues to Fall  
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Primark has announced ambitious plans to crack America's retail market as the value chain steps up its international expansion.
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Mike Ashley, the controversial founder of Sports Direct, has thrown down the gauntlet to institutional investors, who blocked a scheme that could have paid him out a �70m bonus, and is considering a fresh incentive arrangement.
Britain's yawning current account deficit is threatening the UK's gathering economic recovery, according to the Bank of England.
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