UK economy uncertain despite unexpected growth in November

Services sector grew by 0.2% while the manufacturing fell by 0.5%

Valeria Martinez
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While figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show unexpected economic growth in November, concerns around the stability of the British economy persist.

Following the slight 0.1% bounce back seen in October, UK gross domestic product (GDP) also grew by 0.1% in November. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast that GDP would drop by 0.2% in November. In output terms, the services sector grew by 0.2% while the manufacturing sector fell by 0.5%, while construction remained flat.  ONS director of economic statistics Darren Morgan said: "The economy grew a little in November with increases in telecommunications and computer programming helping push the economy forward. Pubs and bars also did well as people went out to watch the World Cup...

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