- The UK economy grew by 0.2% in the month of November, according to the Officer for National Statistics, beating market expectations.

The market had been looking for growth of 0.1%.

Manufacturing production slipped by 0.3%, missing expectations of a 0.4% rise.

The slack was taken up by services, construction and agriculture, which grew by 0.3%, 0.6% and 0.2%, respectively.

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