Featured Stories World News Commentary Money Watch Multimedia Prison Planet U.S. News Science And Technology

U.K. Economy Shrank by 0.8% in the Second Quarter

  • Print The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

Jennifer Ryan
Friday, July 24, 2009

The U.K. economy shrank more than twice as much as economists forecast in the second quarter as a record annual slump in construction, banking and business services kept Britain mired in recession.

Gross domestic product contracted 0.8 percent from the first quarter, the Office for National Statistics said today in London. Economists predicted a 0.3 percent drop, according to the median of 32 forecasts in a Bloomberg News survey. From a year earlier, the economy shrank 5.6 percent, the most since records began in 1955.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour Party trails the opposition Conservatives in polls less than a year before an election as the recession drives up unemployment. Bank of England policy maker Andrew Sentance said yesterday that the British economy may start to pick up in the second half of the year.

“It’s a very sizeable recession indeed,” said George Buckley, chief U.K. economist at Deutsche Bank AG in London. “I think we’ve seen the worst, but what will the post-recession environment look like? There is a risk in the medium term that growth will be weaker than we’re used to.”

Full article here

This article was posted: Friday, July 24, 2009 at 3:03 am

Infowars.com Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.

Watch the News

Eminem is a Complete Idiot See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

Actor Fired For Being a Conservative See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3jFJTZkMc40 https://www.youtube.com/embed/FtUOoho8BEA

© 2017 PrisonPlanet.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.