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UK's Q3 GDP growth eases to 0.5%, below forecasts

Growth was almost entirely driven by Britain's dominant services sector, which picked up pace from the second quarter, while manufacturing shrank for a third quarter in a row and construction suffered its biggest contraction in three years.


BRITAIN's economic recovery slowed more than expected in the three months to September after a slump in construction, raising the prospect that more than two years of relatively rapid economic growth is coming to an end.

The economy grew 0.5 per cent in the third quarter,

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