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UK annual growth rate revised down


The UK’s economy grew at a slower annual pace than previously estimated in the three months to June, according to the latest official figures.Gross domestic product grew by 1.5% from a year earlier, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, down from the earlier estimate of 1.7%.However, the quarterly growth rate remained unchanged at 0.3%.Separate figures from the ONS indicated that the UK’s key service sector contracted by 0.2% in July.The ONS said a key factor behind the fall was a drop in activity in the film industry following a particularly strong June.In the three months to July, the service sector grew by 0.5% compared with the previous three months, which the ONS said was highest quarter-on-quarter growth in 2017 so far.
Source: BBC