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We shouldn't get too carried away by those second quarter GDP figures that showed a 7.7 per cent year-on-year growth.

21st September, 2014
Sean Whelan.

We shouldn't get too carried away by those second quarter GDP figures that showed a 7.7 per cent year-on-year growth. Yes, we did beat China, which only managed 7.4 per cent growth in the year to Q2. But that doesn't mean we can cut loose with October's budget.

Not that I want to be mistaken for a dismal scientist - it's great to see numbers like these, reflecting a pretty broad-based recovery, even in consumer spending. And...

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