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Deloitte’s chief economist GDP figures comment

10 July 2018

Commenting on the latest GDP figures, published this morning by the Office for National Statistics, Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, said:

“The long awaited bounce back from a weak first quarter has failed to materialise, with the rolling three month growth rate unchanged into May. When we get the full picture for second quarter growth we’re likely to see a slight pick-up, as a result of stronger growth in retail, manufacturing and services in June. However the fact that first half growth is set to be below trend hardly makes a compelling case for an August rate rise.”


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