UK economy growth 'double the estimate'

The British economy grew twice as fast as previously thought during the second quarter of this year, official figures have showed. The Office for National Statistics revised its estimates of growth in gross domestic product (GDP) from 0.3% to 0.6%.

Source: Financial Times

The economy grew twice as fast in the first half of this year as previously thought, according to revisions to statistics yesterday that offered both comfort and concern for Gordon Brown.

The data suggest that the slowdown that

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