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UK growth in third quarter 'faster than thought'

The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the three months from July to September, slightly faster than previously thought, according to the Office for National Statistics.

But it revised growth estimates for the second quarter of 2011 down from 0.1% to zero, and also said the UK's current account deficit for the same period was £15.2bn, the highest on record.

Stephanie Flanders reports.

  • 22 Dec 2011