LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) – British factory output grew at its
fastest pace in nearly 15 years during the first quarter of 2014
and the trade deficit narrowed, official data showed on Friday,
adding to signs that the economy is rebalancing.
The Office for National Statistics said manufacturing output
grew by 1.4 percent in the first three months of the year, up
from 0.6 percent in the last three months of 2013.