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Danske Bank analysts suggest that as news about Brexit remains limited ahead of the Conservative Party leadership contest concluding on 22 July, focus for once reverts to UK economic data.

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“Today we will get more clarity on where growth in Q2 19 will arrive with the monthly GDP estimate for May. After a strong start to the year helped by pre-Brexit stockpiling, the manufacturing sector has struggled of late as PMIs have fallen back. Overall, we remain sceptic that the economy can maintain its 0.5% q/q growth momentum from Q1.”