UK GDP Slows in first Quarter



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The UK economy grew less during the first quarter of 2016 but in line with expectations. First quarter GDP growth was 0.4% overall. Services output was the star (unsurprisingly) with an increase of 0.6%, however, output in Production fell by 0.4%, Construction output slipped by 0.9% and Agriculture dropped by 0.1%.  Additionally 2015 fourth quarter growth was revised higher to 0.6% from 0.5%.

Although manufacturing remains poor and Brexit remains ever present, for now the figures were received rather positively for sterling. Following an initial sell off earlier; GBPUSD rose to 1.4580 and GBPJPY to 162.20, EURGBP remains rather moribund around 0.7755.

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