Market News Briefing – 14:30 (GMT+1)

A growth in the US

The US economy grew in the first quarter of the year at a higher rate than estimated so far, thanks to the improvement in trading business investment, which compensated for the weakness in private consumption.

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the US grew at an annual rate of 1.1%, compared with previous estimates of 0.8% growth.

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