Britain emerged from recession at a faster pace than previously estimated in the fourth quarter, providing a boost for Prime Minister Gordon Brown as he prepares for a general election within weeks.
Gross domestic product rose 0.3 percent from the third quarter, compared with a previous calculation of 0.1 percent growth, the Office for National Statistics said today in London. The median forecast in a Bloomberg News survey of 27 economists was for a 0.2 percent increase.
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