Economic growth slows - OECD
Updated at 6:05 am on 23 August 2011
Growth in leading world economies has slowed for the fourth consecutive quarter.
The output of the 33 countries in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development grew 0.2% in the three months to June. The rate for the previous three months was 0.3%.
The organisation says the slowdown is particularly marked in the euro zone and the European Union.
OECD economies grew 1.6% in the second quarter a year earlier.
According to the OECD, Germany slowed to 0.3% in the second quarter from 1.3% in the first and France stalled at zero growth after 0.9%. Britain slowed to 0.2% from 0.5%.
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