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UK public sector borrowing falls by �20bn
A surge in corporation tax receipts has helped cut UK borrowing by more than a quarter in the past financial year, leaving the government on target to hit forecasts for deficit reduction.
Government borrowing reaches lowest level in nearly ten years  
UK government borrowing at lowest level since 2008 financial crisis  
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Shares in Whitbread, the owner of Costa coffee and Premier Inns hotels, have slid nearly 7% after the company said it was "cautious" over its prospects.
France's richest man has made a �10bn move to combine the Christian Dior fashion house and luxury goods firm LVMH under the same ownership.
The boss of British Gas owner Centrica has said some people at the heart of the Conservative government "don't believe in free markets".
Comment When Henry Kissinger received the Nobel Peace Prize against the backdrop of the US Air Force's secret bombings in Cambodia, the satirist Tom Lehrer declared that satire had become obsolete.
The board of troubled toymaker Hornby has backed its chairman and is now urging shareholders to vote against proposals that would force Roger Canham to step down.

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