play_arrow

keyboard_arrow_right

skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
chevron_left
volume_up
chevron_left
  • cover play_arrow

    Rother Radio (128k) Love Local, Love Music!

  • cover play_arrow

    Rother Radio (64K) Love Local, Love Music!

  • cover play_arrow

    Hit Music Radio (128K) More Music Variety!

  • cover play_arrow

    Hit Music Radio (64K) The Best Variety of Hits!

Business News

Economy bounces back above pre-Covid levels for the first time

today14/01/2022

Background
share close

Britain’s economy grew stronger than expected in November before the Omicron variant struck, bouncing back for the first time above pre-pandemic levels.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP) had risen 0.9% during the month, up from a just 0.1% rise in October.

Analysts had predicted a 0.4% rise in November.

The world’s fifth-biggest economy was 0.7% bigger than it was in February 2020, the ONS said.

Office for National Statistics chief economist Grant Fitzner said: “The economy grew strongly in the month before Omicron struck, with architects, retailers, couriers and accountants having a bumper month.

“Construction also recovered from several weak months as many raw materials became easier to get hold of.

“This meant that monthly GDP exceeded its pre-pandemic level for the first time in November.”

 Sky News

© Sky News 2021

Written by: Rother Radio News


Previous post

World News

Djokovic to be detained again as Australia cancels tennis star’s visa

Novak Djokovic will be detained again in Australia from tomorrow morning after his lawyers appealed a decision by the country's immigration minister to cancel his visa for a second time.The tennis star first had his visa revoked on arrival in Melbourne last week when his COVID vaccination exemption was questioned. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 1:40 'You need to be vaccinated to compete' But he […]

today14/01/2022