• Q2 GDP revised upwards

UK GDP rose by 1.2% in the second quarter, up from the initial estimate of 1.1%, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The increase was attributed to growth in the construction sector. The figures showed a downward revision to growth from the services sector from 0.9% to 0.7%, compared with a 0.3% rise in the first quarter.

See the full release here:
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=1129

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