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UK economic growth slows to 0.4%
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UK economic growth slows to 0.4%

The UK’s economic growth slowed in the first quarter of the year, hit by a drop in manufacturing and construction output, official figures have shown. Gross domestic product grew by…

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IMF countries vow to boost slow growth
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IMF countries vow to boost slow growth

Key countries in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have pledged to pursue “growth-friendly” policies to kickstart the slowing world economy. The IMF’s steering committee, made up of 25 of the…

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China posts 6.7% first quarter growth
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China posts 6.7% first quarter growth

China’s economy grew 6.7% in the first quarter of the year compared to the same time last year, says the government. It is the slowest quarterly growth in the Chinese…

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Bank warns EU vote may hit growth
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Bank warns EU vote may hit growth

The Bank of England has warned the EU referendum could hurt growth in the first half of this year as it held interest rates at 0.5%. All nine members of…

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House price growth 'set for slow-down'
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House price growth 'set for slow-down'

UK house price inflation is set for a slow-down over the coming months, a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) suggests. It said the forthcoming referendum on…

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IMF cuts global growth outlook again
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IMF cuts global growth outlook again

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has once again lowered its forecasts for the world economy. The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook now predicts global growth of 3.2% this year and…

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British stars spur music industry growth
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British stars spur music industry growth

British artists including Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Adele have helped the music industry return to meaningful growth for the first time in almost 20 years. British artists accounted for…

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