UK economy posts slowest growth in six months

Rue Irving

The British economy slowed in the three months to November, the Office for National Statistics reported on Friday, as car manufacturing went into reverse amid the broadest drop in industrial production since 2012. GDP grew 0.2% compared to October, and by 0.3% in the 12 weeks to the end of the month, the weakest since a 0.1% increase between March and May. Month on month, production as a whole contracted 0.4% in November; construction growth was 0.6%, manufacturing contracted 0.3%, while services activity rose 0.3%.
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