The U.K. may be giving birth to a stronger economy.
U.K. stocks climbed after markets opened after a holiday, as a measure of U.S. consumer confidence advanced and orders for durable goods in the world’s largest economy unexpectedly increased.
Easter boosted U.K. inflation last month as air and sea fares helped push up consumer prices by more than economists forecast.
U.K. economic growth accelerated in the first quarter as the recovery broadened, leaving output excluding oil and gas back above its pre-recession peak.
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