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October 2016

UK GDP beats expectations

by Ben Brettell, Senior Economist, Hargreaves Lansdown The UK economy shook off Brexit-related uncertainty to post 0.5% growth in the third quarter. This is down from 0.7% in Q2, but far better than the 0.3% economists had feared. The…

Brexit: Calm before the Storm

By Don Smith Despite a run of better than expected UK economic data since the Brexit vote – including 0.7% second-quarter expansion, beating estimates – financial markets are increasingly concerned about the outlook for the country’s…