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Lloyds Banking Group will commit to increasing net lending by more than £1bn in 2014, chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio will announce today.

Doug Richard’s School for Startups has joined forces with Lloyds Banking Group in a bid to help budding entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.

Growth in business activity slowed across most English regions in December, with some areas seeing new orders fall at the fastest rate since early 2009.

Business output in London dropped to the lowest level in three-and-a-half years during October as the majority of English regions saw private sector activity fall.

The Co-operative Group has agreed terms with Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) to buy 632 of its branches in a deal worth approximately £750 million.

The Olympic Games will add more than £1.2bn to the North West economy, a report has said.

Four new lenders have signed up to the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme, a Government initiative to provide funding to SMEs that lack the collateral or credit history to secure a normal commercial loan.

Lloyds Banking Group has teamed up with the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) to support the creation of hundreds of new, community-focused businesses.

The UK economy shrank in the last quarter of 2011, according to official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

High street banks are on course to meet their target for increasing business lending under the Project Merlin agreement, but analysts have warned it is a "pyrrhic victory".

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