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U.K. Growth Fueled by Jump in Spending, Investment

The U.K. economy’s fastest quarter of growth in nine years was fuelled by rebounding consumer spending and inventories and the biggest jump in government spending since 2008.

Gross domestic product expanded 1.2 percent in the three months through June from the first quarter, unrevised from a previous measurement, the Office for National Statistics said today in London. The result matched the median forecast of 27 economists in a Bloomberg News survey.