Weak Q2 growth for UK economy

The British economy grew by 0.4% in the second quarter of 2005. Total output from production industries fell by 0.7%, transport and communication was flat (no change), while output increased from services (+0.6%), distribution, hotels and restaurants (+0.5%), business services and finance (+0.8%), construction (+0.4%) and government and other services (+0.7%). The 0.4% growth has led to the weakest annual growth rate in 12 years, says Reuters.