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UK economic growth passes pre-crisis peak

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Britain's economy powered on in the second quarter, recording its strongest growth since before the financial crisis, but economists warned the pressure was on UK consumers and businesses to sustain the recovery amid the threat of a triple-dip recession in the eurozone.

Victorian-era silver 'fix' joins electronic age

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The 117-year-old London method to set a price for silver, known as the "fix", is coming to an end on Friday, replaced by a new electronic pricing mechanism that regulators hope will bring more transparency to the system.