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Economy shrank in last quarter

The UK economy contracted in the last quarter of 2011, according to new figures.

GDP fell by 0.2% at the end of last year following 0.6% growth in the third quarter.

The figures add to pressure on the Government and the Bank of England to take further action to stimulate the economy.

A negative figure for the first quarter of 2012 would put the UK economy back in technical recession.

Many analysts were already forecasting a further expansion of the Bank of England's quantitative easing programme and the latest GDP figures could hasten that decision when the Monetary Policy Committee meets next month.

Source : James Reeves – The Business Desk
www.thebusinessdesk.com/yorkshire/news/274455-breaking-news-economy-shrank-in-last-quarter.html?news_section=5

25 January 2012
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