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U.K. Construction Shrinks at Fastest Pace Since 2009 on Brexit

  • PMI index plunges to 46 in June from 51.2 the previous month
  • Markit says 80% of responses collected before EU referendum

U.K. construction unexpectedly shrank at the fastest pace since 2009 in June as the impending vote on Britain’s European Union membership stymied residential building.

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