UK economy ready for battle as Scotland suspense masks resilience

Has the British economy built up enough momentum to weather the possible loss of Scotland in today's referendum?

18th September, 2014
Data this week showed UK unemployment has dropped to a six-year low

The UK economy is ready for battle. With the fastest growth among Group of Seven nations, Britain may have built up enough momentum to weather the possible loss of Scotland in today’s referendum, or to keep strengthening if the union survives.

The economy has expanded for six straight quarters, payrolls are at a record high and authorities have forced the biggest banks to build capital reserves to steel themselves against shocks.

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