The UK economy has finally experienced growth in the fourth quarter of 2009; where the final revised GDP estimate was unexpectedly higher reporting an expansion of 0.4% despite projections for an unrevised expansion at 0.3%. The United Kingdom end's its 6 quarter streak of GDP contraction, the longest on record following the third quarter's contraction of 0.2%. The annualized reading was more positive than expected as the contraction eased to 3.1% opposed to forecasted -3.3% that was inline with the previous reading.