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UK euro acceptance is on the increase

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LONDON -- The first major poll of UK voters following the introduction of euro notes and coins has pointed to a growing acceptance of the single currency in the UK.

The Barclays Eurotrack survey, which was made public last week, showed that 40% of those polled would vote ‘yes’ to UK euro entry if the UK government announced that its five economic tests for joining the currency had been met. Although the majority was slim -- 39% voted ‘no’ -- analysts said the report represented a sea change i