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Sterling drops after UK economy contracts by more than expected

Sterling drops after UK economy contracts by more than expected

Sterling drops after UK economy contracts by more than expected

LONDON (Reuters) – The British pound declined against the dollar and euro on Wednesday after data showed British economic output contracted by more than expected in July.

Sterling was last down 0.3% against the dollar at $1.2459, on track for its biggest daily drop in a week.

The euro rose 0.1% against the pound to 86.24 pence, its highest level in a month.

The UK economy contracted by 0.5% in July, the Office for National Statistics said, worse than expected contraction of 0.2% and the largest drop in monthly output since Dec. 2022.


(Reporting by Samuel Indyk; Editing by Amanda Cooper)


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