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Consumers give UK 7th straight quarter of growth

Falling oil prices and slowing inflation are helping to support domestic demand, the main driver of Britain's economy this year.


CONSUMERS drove the UK economy to a seventh straight quarter of growth in the three months to end-September as the eurozone slump held back exports and investment plunged.

Household spending rose 0.9 per cent, the most in more than four years, accounting for almost all of