...."February's retail sales figures show fairly strong growth, though the underlying three-month picture shows falling sales as February's figures follow two consecutive months of decline in December and January," said ONS statistician Kate Davies. "The underlying trend suggests that rising petrol prices
in particular have had a negative effect on the overall quantity of goods bought over the last three months. ...
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Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:14:20 AM
....Sterling rose on the currency markets after news of the rise was announced, but the ONS said the bounce back had failed to recoup all the ground lost in December and January. It noted that spending was being curtailed by higher petrol prices
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Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:37:42 AM