Month in Numbers

$13.5bn

- the size of the rights issue announced on November 24 by the Lloyds Banking Group in an attempt to avoid the need for state insurance of its bad debt. Lloyds will sell 1.34 new shares to investors for every one share they already own, priced at 37p

0.7%

- the percentage growth for Q3 2009 in the German economy announced by the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) on November 13. This represents the second successive quarter of growth after four quarters of contraction caused by the global

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