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Industry shines in otherwise hazy vista for UK economy

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By Andy Bruce and Alistair SmoutLONDON (Reuters) - British industry had its strongest month so far this year in September, but more signs of strain on consumers and a plunge in construction were reminders that the economy looks set for a difficult 2018 as Brexit approaches.The figures published on Friday suggested manufacturing may help to counteract a consumer-led slowdown and offered some vindication to the Bank of England which last week raised interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years."Stronger global growth and the effect of the weaker pound seems to be finally showing ...

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 18:24 IST