British post-Brexit growth better than expected
Summer blockbusters a factor in strong service sector rise
Official figures show that the British economy grew faster than economists had forecast in the third quarter of this year, with services single-handedly ensuring resilience against any Brexit fall-out.
The 0.5 per cent expansion was better than the 0.3 per cent median forecast of economists in a Bloomberg survey. Services surged 0.8 per cent, offsetting declines in construction and production, its performance helped by box-office receipts for summer movies including Jason Bourne and Star Trek.
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