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The government on Friday left its monthly assessment of the economy unchanged for the first time in four months, with consumption and housing investment perking up but capital spending showing little movement.

The economy “is showing indications of picking up recently, while weakness can be seen in some areas,” the Cabinet Office said in its April report, making upward revisions to three of the 14 categories under review, including consumer spending.

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