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UK expands 0.3% in second quarter, but it is a “notable slowdown” from last year

Thursday, July 27th 2017 - 10:29 UTC
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United Kingdom economic growth edged slightly higher in the three months to June, as a stronger service sector offset weaker manufacturing and construction. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the economy expanded by 0.3% in the quarter, up from 0.2% in the previous three months, but added there had been a “notable slowdown” from last year. Read full article


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  • St.John

    Why all this pessimism?

    I am convinced that after brexit most British citizens will have two, and many even three, meals of baked beans and bread a day and the children will get a glass of milk on most Fridays and an egg in May and september.

    Hopefully not worse than the time of austerity and economic restraint in the late 1940s.

    Jul 29th, 2017 - 04:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kipper

    The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a British government propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the “South Atlantic”?

    Jul 31st, 2017 - 02:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • St.John

    This piece is critisizing the UK government for a “notable slowdown” from last year in economics, so why do you call it a “British government propaganda”?

    Is it common to teel the bad news about yourself?

    Jul 31st, 2017 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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