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UK factory output expectations hit lowest since 2009 - CBI

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - British factories' expectations for output fell in September to their lowest level in more than 10 years, according to a survey that showed Brexit and a global slowdown weighing on manufacturing. The Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) monthly gauge of manufacturing order books fell in September to -28 from -13, below expectations in a Reuters poll for a reading of -18. The survey's gauge of output expectations in the next three months fell to -19 from -1, its lowest level since April 2009. "Following a stabilization in last month's data, UK manufacturers have become noticeably gloomier in September," said Anna Leach, CBI deputy chief economist. "This likely reflects a combination of heightened Brexit uncertainty and the ongoing global slowdown in manufacturing." (Reporting by Andy Bruce and David Milliken)