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Online spending helps UK retail sales grow unexpectedly in July

Online spending helps UK retail sales grow unexpectedly in July

British retail sales unexpectedly edged up in July, helped by the strongest growth in online spending in three years, as consumers continued to support the economy before the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline.

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  • August 16, 2019
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Monthly retail sales volumes rose 0.2% after a 0.9% surge in June, the Office for National Statistics said on Thursday, beating the average forecast for a 0.2% decline from a Reuters poll of economists.

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