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The UK has 49,000 millionaires and 1.6m “high net worth individuals” (someone who holds £50,000 or more in liquid assets). The fastest growth in the latter is expected among foreigners living in the UK, and divorcees. [Datamonitor]

More males than females are born in the UK-5 per cent more in 1991-but for every man aged 82 there are two women. [A New Social Atlas of Britain, John Wiley]

Britons are spending about £1m a day on frozen dinners and meals for one. [Datamonitor]

China has increased its military budget by 40 per cent in real terms in the past…

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