The return to recession is roughly in line with expectations given the current debt crisis plaguing the euro zone
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Eurozone debt crisis: Recession officially returns

15 November 2012 Last updated at 22:12 GMT

New figures show the eurozone is back in recession after the economy retracted in the third quarter of this year.

Economic activity fell by 0.1% between July and September as stronger parts of Europe struggled to hold up against the broader financial crisis.

Hugh Pym reports.