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Week in numbers

£119m – The amount Bob Diamond, Barclays former chief executive, received in bonuses.

0.25% – The percentage cut to the interest rate by the European Central Bank, meaning it now stands at a record low of 0.75 per cent.

£13bn – The uplift to economic output during the Olympics, Prime Minister David Cameron predicts.

£250,000 – Amount won by economist Roger Bootle and his team at Capital Economics for coming first in the Wolfson Economics Prize to devise the best plan for dealing with states leaving the eurozone.

18% – Drop in construction output in Q1 2012 compared with the previous year, according to a BNP Paribas report.

£300m – The cost of debit and credit surcharges to UK households every year in the aviation industry alone, Which? research shows.

£250m – Amount a Dutch pension group is set to sue Goldman Sachs over the management of a $7bn pension scheme during the financial crisis.

160 – Number of economists who wrote to Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel to complain about allowing European bailout funds to bail out banks directly rather than the country.



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