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Construction cranes are seen around St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Britain, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

UK economy picks up but signs of Brexit hit appear

Britain's economy accelerated at the end of 2016 but growth for the whole year was weaker than previously thought and there are signs of weakness ahead, suggesting the Brexit vote will start to take its toll in 2017.

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