UK in recession: official

BBC reports that the country is in recession:

The UK is now in recession for the first time since 1991, official government figures have confirmed.

Gross domestic product fell by 1.5% in the last three months of 2008 after a 0.6% drop in the previous quarter.

That means that the widely accepted definition of a recession – two consecutive quarters of falling economic growth – has been met.

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