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Triple-dip recession avoided

The British economy grew by 0.3 percent in the first three months of 2013, to avoid a triple-dip recession. In Wales, the construction sector showed little sign of recovery, with reports of a decline in workloads.

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Welsh Govt: UK economy 'continuing to struggle'

The Welsh Government says that today's figures showing GDP grew 0.3 percent across the UK in the first three months of the year, highlight that the UK economy is "continuing to struggle."

Whilst the Welsh Government is doing everything it can to support businesses in Wales and grow the Welsh economy, we are constrained by the macro economic policies of the UK Government.

We have been consistent in calling on the UK Government to change course and deal with the lack of confidence across all sectors of the economy.

– Edwina Hart, Economy Minister

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