Britain’s economic growth has slowed markedly, according to data on Wednesday that supports expectations the Bank of England will not raise record low interest rates any time soon.
Hurt by slow demand for exports from a flagging global economy, gross domestic product grew 0.4 percent in the third quarter, matching its lowest rate since late 2012, when Britain was still struggling to recover from the financial crisis.
The quarterly growth rate undercut all forecasts in a Reuters poll of economists and was down from a previous estimate of 0.5 percent.
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