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UK economic growth slowest since early 2009

UK economic growth slowest since early 2009
Tuesday 10
14:20 2019

Image copyright Getty Images The economy suffered its worst three months for more than a decade after official figures revealed output failed to grow once again in October. Office for National Statistics (ONS) data showed the economy flatlined month-on-month in October, after two months of declines. It was the weakest three months since early 2009. The figures come ahead of Thursday's general election, with the main parties all promising to boost growth. Although the service sector expanded 0.2% in the August-to-October period, that was offset by a 0.7% contraction in manufacturing and 0.3% fall in construction. The ONS said there ...

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Summary: The economy sees the weakest three months for more than a decade and the worst October since mid-2012.

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