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Beating the UK's recession fears as UK GDP figures awaited

25 April 2013 Last updated at 06:07 BST

Official figures due to be released on Thursday will reveal whether the UK has slipped into a triple-dip recession.

The Office for National Statistics will issue its preliminary estimates for gross domestic product (GDP) for the first three months of the year.

The economy shrank in the last quarter of 2012. A second quarter of contraction would put the UK economy officially back in recession.

Nigel Cassidy reports.