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Strengthening Economy Raises Prospect Of Rate Rises

  • The Times, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:25 AM

Sterling jumped by more than a cent to a three-week high against the dollar yesterday on the back of solid economic data that raised the hint of an early rise in interest rates. Manufacturers claimed to be as confident as they had been in two decades and official data showed that public borrowing was running at its lowest level since the financial crisis.

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