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Britain’s recovery from the recession will be slower than expected, the Bank of England warned today.
Governor Mervyn King downgraded the forecast given three months ago and said the economy ‘continued to bump along the bottom’.
Amid fears of a damaging double dip recession, Mr King cautiously said a ‘gradual recovery in output may now be in prospect’.
But he warned: ‘The strength of the recovery is highly uncertain.’
He downgraded the Bank’s growth forecasts for this year from the 4 per cent predicted in November to around a ‘somewhat less strong’ 3.5 per cent.
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