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1. UK economic recovery not secure, warns George Osborne
Chancellor George Osborne said the UK could not "put all our chips" on the success of the City of London
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The UK's economic recovery is "not yet secure", Chancellor George Osborne has warned, ahead of next month's Budget.
In a speech to business leaders in Hong Kong, Mr Osborne called for an increase in exports, but insisted the situation remained "unbalanced" and that cuts to the national debt had to continue.
It comes after the Bank of England upgraded its UK growth forecast for 2014 from 2.8% to 3.4%.
Labour said Mr Osborne's policies had "choked off" recovery.
The chancellor will deliver his Budget on 19 March, following a recent run of good economic news, with unemployment down and the revised growth forecast.
However, the Bank's governor, Mark Carney, said the recovery so far had been "neither balanced nor sustainable" and required continued support.
Experts have raised concerns that improvements are too dependent on consumer spending.
'Huge mistake'
The chancellor, who will attend a meeting of G20 finance ministers in Australia this weekend, echoed this note of caution in his speech.
He said: "Some in Britain might be tempted to say, 'job done - let's avoid more hard decisions'.

Chancellor George Osborne: "We need to roll up our sleeves, get to work and make it happen."
"That would be a huge mistake. Abandon the plan and we abandon the progress we've made and go back to square one."
He continued: "I said that we have to go on dealing with our debt and our deficit - and we have no choice but to do so."
Mr Osborne stressed that "as well as reasons to be cheerful, there are also reasons to be careful".
"The recovery is not yet secure and our economy is still too unbalanced.
"We cannot rely on consumers alone for our economic growth, as we did in previous decades. And we cannot put all our chips on the success of the City of London, as my predecessors did. Britain is not investing enough. Britain is not exporting enough."
'Need action'
The chancellor said his Budget would support business investment and exports to lay foundations for "long-term economic security".
It would ensure that "around the world, wherever you are, you can't help but see 'Made in Britain'. That's the Budget I'm going to deliver," he said.
Shadow Treasury minister Chris Leslie said: "George Osborne is finally recognising that the recovery, which he choked off in 2010, is still not secure or balanced.
"But he has not yet admitted that working people are facing a cost-of-living crisis and are £1,600 a year worse off since he became chancellor.
"We need action to secure a stronger recovery and earn our way to higher living standards for all." 2.
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Business optimism highest for 22 years, says BDO survey
The BDO survey is the latest in a line of reports suggesting the economic recovery is gathering pace
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Business optimism in the UK is at its highest level in 22 years, a survey by business consultants BDO has found.
The monthly report incorporates results of surveys from the CBI, the Bank of England's Agents and data from business information providers, Markit.
BDO said its optimism index, which predicts performance two quarters ahead, pointed to further improvements in the next six months.
It is the latest in a string of reports pointing to a strengthening recovery.
Last week, the National Institute of Social and Economic Research think tank, forecast the UK economy would grow by 2.5% this year, saying the recovery had become "entrenched".
Other forecasters, including the