Q4 GDP figures are due out shortly, with economists expecting increased growth of 3% vs. 1.8% in...

|By:, SA News Editor

Q4 GDP figures are due out shortly, with economists expecting increased growth of 3% vs. 1.8% in Q3, boosted by stronger consumer spending and firms rebuilding inventories. If correct, 3% would be the fastest quarterly expansion since mid-2010, but it wouldn't be enough to make up for the growth "lost" during the recession.