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LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Sterling edged up against the dollar but fell against the euro after worse-than-expected UK GDP data, while investors focused on Brexit negotiations where the “mood music” was seen to have improved.
Britain’s GDP rose 2.1% in August – the slowest increase since the economy began to recover in May from its record slump. Much of what growth occurred was down to the government’s one-off restaurant subsidy scheme.
The data had limited impact on the pound, which was in its third consecutive day of gains against the dollar and only slightly down versus the euro.
Jeremy Stretch, head of G10 FX strategy at CIBC Capital Markets, said that the GDP data, which calls into question the idea of a V-shaped recovery, had little effect on the market since it was already