The updated figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that the UK's dominant services sector, which accounts for three quarters of national output, drove the recovery - growing 0.6pc over the three months.
Thursday 10.30 BST. Global stocks are in sharp retreat, led by a savage plunge in Tokyo, as traders are spooked by the prospect of reduced central bank support and a slowing Chinese economy.
Airline Flybe will end its direct Isle of Man to Gatwick flights from April 2014, it has confirmed. The company sold its slots at the London airport to Easyjet for �20m, blaming an increase in airport charges.
By Philip Blenkinsop. BRUSSELS | Thu May 23, 2013 11:22am BST. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - SABMiller (SAB.L), the world's second-biggest brewer, forecast margin expansion in the year ahead after profit grew in line with expectations thanks to a surge in ...
Thu May 23, 2013 7:07am EDT. * Pretax profit falls 22 pct to 72 mln stg. * Unveils 100 mln-stg plan to invest in retail business. * Cuts dividend, profits to be hit until 2016.