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UK economy grew by 0.8% in second quarter of 2014, official figures show
The figures, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show the economy is now 0.2% ahead of its pre-crisis peak, which was reached in the first quarter of 2008.
UK economy recovers output lost to crisis, grows +0.8 percent in second quarter  
UK economy returns to pre-crisis level  
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LONDON (Reuters) - UK shares edged lower in early trading on Friday, ahead of second quarter GDP data, as investors digested a raft of corporate results and Royal Bank of Scotland enjoyed an unexpected pop from earnings.
BSkyB is paying �4.9bn to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy. The move was announced along with the company's annual results, which show pre-tax profits fell slightly to �1.2bn from last year's �1.26bn.
Balfour Beatty and Carillion are in merger talks that could create a �3bn blue-chip construction giant. The companies behind the London Olympics Aquatics Centre and the St Pancras Channel Tunnel rail link last night confirmed they have been in talks for the ...
Vodafone fell foul of tough market conditions in the first quarter, the company revealed, with a slowdown in Spain and South Africa resulting in another heavy drop in revenue.
LONDON (Reuters) - Publishing group Pearson posted a 41 percent slump in first-half profit, reflecting increased restructuring charges, currency movements and the impact on margins of the phasing of revenues into the second half.

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