UK retail sales unexpectedly surges 2.3% in April, hits 8-month high

A surprise surge in retail sales in April helped push the pound to its highest level in eight months as Britain’s consumers shrugged off concerns over falling living standards. Warm weather and the Easter holidays encouraged shoppers back onto UK high streets, with retail sales up 2.3% over the month according to the Office for National Statistics. It was more than double the 1% rise forecast by economists, and the biggest monthly rise since January 2016…

UK Retail Sales News Trade 02/17/12 (+12 pips)

DEFINITION The UK Retail Sales is a direct measurement of consumer activities at the retail levels. A higher release is good for the economy, thus better for its currency; a lower release is considered as negative for the economy and not good for its currency. Retail Sales makes up a substantial part of the GDP, […]

UK Retail Sales m/m 10/20/11 (+35 pips)

DEFINITION The UK Retail Sales is a direct measurement of consumer activities at the retail levels. A higher release is good for the economy, thus better for its currency; a lower release is considered as negative for the economy and not good for its currency. Retail Sales makes up a substantial part of the GDP, […]

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