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UK economy to shrink in 2023, risks ‘lost decade’ – CBI

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In its modern-day forecasts on the UK economy, the Confederation of Business Industry (CBI) stated on Monday, they see Britain getting into a year-long recession in 2023 amid excessive inflation and falling enterprise investment.

Key takeaways
“Britain is in stagflation – with rocketing inflation, poor growth, falling productiveness and commercial enterprise investment. Firms see manageable boom possibilities however … headwinds are inflicting them to pause investing in 2023.”

“Britain’s financial system is on route to cut back 0.4% subsequent year, marking a sharp downgrade from its remaining forecast in June, when it envisioned boom of 1.0% for 2023.”

“CBI predicts inflation will be sluggish to fall, averaging 6.7% subsequent 12 months and 2.9% in 2024.”

“The CBI forecast commercial enterprise funding at the give up of 2024 will be 9% under its pre-pandemic level, and output per employee 2% lower.”

Market reaction
GBP/USD is little affected via the CBI’s gloomy monetary outlook, buying and selling 0.32% greater on the day at 1.2325.

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