The latest stories from the Business section of the BBC News web site.
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The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.
UK property sales were 19% higher in March than the same month a year ago as buyers continued to return to the market, figures show.
A television advert for Center Parcs is banned for "irresponsibly" encouraging parents to take holidays during term time.
Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.
Shares in AB Foods jump more than 9% after it announces its Primark clothing chain will launch in the US, but FTSE 100 only sees a small rise.
Clothing retailer Primark is to open its first US stores, beginning with a 70,000 sq-ft shop in Boston.
Flybe is to offer flights to and from London City Airport after signing a five-year deal.
Eight renewable energy projects, expected to support 8,500 jobs, are given the green light by the government.
Australia approves the purchase of 58 new F-35 fighter jets worth 12.4bn Australian dollars ($11.5bn; £6.8bn).
General Motors asks a US court to bar some lawsuits relating to its recall over faulty ignition switches.
Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, reports an 18% jump in first quarter profit, helped by a rebound in sales in China.
Businesses in the Highlands have been offered free advice on how they can cash in on the Loch Ness Monster myth.
High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.
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