U.K. Q1 GDP +0.3% M/M vs -0.3% in Q4 and consensus of +0.1%; on year, +0.6% vs +0.2% and +0.3%....

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U.K. Q1 GDP +0.3% M/M vs -0.3% in Q4 and consensus of +0.1%; on year, +0.6% vs +0.2% and +0.3%. The pound (FXB) spikes as the U.K. avoids a triple-dip recession, and is +0.9% vs the dollar, although the FTSE remains lower at -0.3%.  (PR)