British economy weakens sharply as recession looms (AFP)

Ship builders at the Cammel Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, northwest England in November 2008. The British economy is weakening fast, official data has shown, with more figures due this week expected to confirm the country has sunk into recession for the first time since 1991.(AFP/File/Paul Ellis)AFP – Britain’s economy is weakening fast, official data showed on Wednesday, with more figures due this week expected to confirm the country has sunk into recession for the first time since 1991.

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