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David Cameron agrees to one seven-way TV election debate

David Cameron Visits Hospital

David Cameron has agreed to take part in a seven-way TV election debate in the first week of April, but is still refusing to take part in a head-to-head debate with Ed Miliband. He has instead said he is willing to be questioned on the same programme as Miliband as long as they do not appear simultaneously.



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Mizuho and RBS reach agreement over $36.5bn credit portfolio

Mizuho Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, and the Royal Bank of Scotland have reached a definitive agreement for the acquisition by Mizuho Bank of a credit portfolio which, as of December 31, 2014, was made up of approximately $36.5bn in loan commitments, including $3.2bn of drawn assets.

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The US recovery story is a fraud: SocGen bear

Societe Generale's notoriously bearish strategist, Albert Edwards, has poured scorn on the belief that the U.S. economy is recovering and predicts "violent" reactions in asset markets during the second half of 2015.