LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy was almost stagnant in the three months to February, before the coronavirus crisis escalated and pushed the country into what is likely to be a severe recession, official data showed on Thursday.
Gross domestic product rose by 0.1% in the December-February period, the Office for National Statistics said, weaker than a median forecast for growth of 0.2% in a Reuters poll of economists.
In February alone, GDP fell by 0.1% compared with a forecast for growth of 0.1% in the Reuters poll.
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