News roundup: the top news at 9 am

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25th January, 2013
News at 9 am

These are the top local and international business stories on Friday morning:

**€60 million** awarded by government to 85 science projects that focus on priority areas; investment will support them for five years.

**Vince Cable,** the British business secretary, has said he’s confident Britain will remain in the EU and says the confusion in business circles was “unneccesary and unhelpful”.

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