British Economy Slows Ahead of General Election

April 28, 2015 9:09 AM

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Britain's economic growth has slowed to a quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in the January-March period, a drop that will be seen as setback to the Conservative-led coalition only days before a general election.

The Office of National Statistics says the quarter-on-quarter growth rate was half of the 0.6 percent seen in the last quarter of 2014. The data was released days ahead of the May 7 election, which has been fought largely on which party is best placed to secure the economic recovery following the 20...

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