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The UK economy grew at a muted rate in the third quarter of 2017

The UK economy grew at a muted rate in the third quarter of 2017 despite progress in the manufacturing sector, the British Chambers of Commerce says.
The number of manufacturers reporting improved domestic sales and orders rose in the quarter to its highest level since early 2015, the BCC said.
Export sales and orders in the sector also improved.
But in services, domestic sales and orders remained static, as did the sector's employment expectations.
The BCC said its survey also showed the prevalence of recruitment difficulties facing UK businesses, which worsened further during the quarter.
Almost three-quarters of manufacturers reported difficulties hiring staff, and in services, the percentage rose to its highest since early 2016.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41601454
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