Preliminary UK GDP estimates point to muted second quarter upturn

UK gross domestic product rose 0.3% in the three months to June, according to the preliminary estimate from the Office for National Statistics, up slightly from the 0.2% increase seen in the opening quarter of the year.
These meagre growth rates indicate that the economy has lost momentum in 2017, and will consequently fail to achieve the 1.8% expansion seen in 2016.

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