U.K. GDP for the fourth quarter final reading was revised down to -0.3% on the quarter from both preliminary and expected readings of -0.2%, while it was also downwardly revised to 0.5% on the year from both preliminary and predicted readings of 0.7%.

Total business investment for the fourth quarter (final reading) recorded 3.3% drop, from prior and expected readings of -5.6%, while on the year it advanced 1.6% from prior and expected readings of -2.0% and -1.9% respectively.