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The UK’s inaugural release of monthly GDP showed growth in May rose to 0.3% m/m as expected, following a healthy 0.2% monthly gain in April, notes the research team at TD Securities.

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“This monthly GDP series complements the other monthly activity released today, which showed monthly growth in manufacturing at 0.4%, construction at 2.9%, and services at 0.3%. Today’s data confirms that the UK economy rebounded in Q2, and should comfortably set up the MPC for an August hike to Bank Rate, despite this week’s political turmoil.”