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UK consumer confidence weakened in the lead up to this month’s triggering of Article 50, which commenced the formal proceedings for the Britain to leave the EU.
A survey from GfK, the research house, showed its index of consumer confidence came in at minus 6 in March, steady from the previous month.
This marks the 11th month in a row the index has remained below zero. Economists expected a reading of minus 7.
Meanwhile, the Lloyds business barometer fell to 35 from an 11-month high of 40 in February. In June last year, when the Brexit vote took place, business confidence hit a four-and-a-half-year low of 6.
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