UK economy heading for first-quarter slowdown as election approaches

April 10, 2015 2:00 PM

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UK economy heading for first-quarter slowdown as election approaches

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economic growth probably slowed in early 2015, official data showed on Friday, potentially making it harder for Prime Minister David Cameron to persuade voters to trust his party to run the economy.

Industrial output barely grew in February, hit by a big fall in oil and gas production, and construction output shrank, according to official data that was weaker than forecast.

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