P502 Teletext 505 Oct23 21:00:01    ———————  ————————————————  GROWTH FASTER THAN PREDICTED Growth in the economy is progressing slightly faster than experts predicted, official figures showed today. Gross Domestic Product grew at 0.5% in the third quarter and 2.5% year-on- year, data from the Office for National Statistics said. City economists had predicted growth of 2.3% on the year and 0.3% on the quarter. ——————————————————————————————————————— Share index 510 Market report 517 BUYING OR SELLING? FOR A GREAT DEAL MORE,SEE HALIFAX SHAREXPRESS ON p613 Next City index Shares Family Finance