FEARS that the UK economy is heading for a "triple-dip" recession have intensified after official figures revealed an unexpected fall in manufacturing output.
FEARS that the UK economy is heading for a \"triple-dip\" recession have intensified after official figures revealed an unexpected fall in manufacturing output.
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Ian mcconnell business editor
The grim manufacturing figures were the latest of a slew of gloomy indicators which signal the UK could be suffering another relapse.
The independent National Institute of Economic and Social Research think tank estimated yesterday, in the wake of the manufacturing data and separate official figures which highlighted the weakness of the construction sector, that UK gross domestic product would have fallen by 0.3% in the fourth quarter.
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