UK Finance Minister Hammond: We want economic growth to be higher than latest GDP figures

The UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond was out on the wires, with some comments on today's UK GDP release, saying that we want economic growth to be higher than the latest figures.

Key quotes:

   •  The UK must invest in productivity to improve trend growth and get higher wages.
   •  This is a difficult period for the UK economy with Brexit uncertainty.
   •  Brexit uncertainty is having a "depressing effect" on UK growth.
   •  Sooner we can get past this, the better.
   •  Chances are we will get a Brexit trade deal.

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