Last updated on Wednesday 23rd April 2014 19:31:08 GMT
- UK government hits borrowing target
The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.
- Bank raises UK growth forecast
The Bank of England raises its estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of the year and a CBI survey indicates robust growth in the manufacturing sector.
- Portuguese bond yield falls to 3.58%
Portugal's chances of exiting its three year bailout programme have risen after the sale of 10 year government debt fell to a record low of 3.75%.
- Primark to open its first US stores
Clothing retailer Primark is to open its first US stores, beginning with a 70,000 sq-ft shop in Boston.
- Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal
US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.
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