British recession deeper than previously thought
Source: BI-ME with AFP , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Thu June 28, 2012 1:56 pm
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INTERNATIONAL. Britain's recession is deeper than thought as official data on Thursday shows the economy shrank 0.3% in the first quarter following a higher-than-expected 0.4% contraction in late 2011.

The Office for National Statistics said in a statement that British gross domestic product (GDP) shrank 0.3 percent between January and March compared with the final quarter of last year -- confirming its previous reading.

But it revised its data for the fourth quarter of 2011, stating that GDP contracted by 0.4% between October and December, worse than a previous estimate of minus 0.3%.

A recession is defined as two quarters running of contraction.

 

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