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UK Retail Sales Grow Faster In July, Helped By World Cup And Discounting

British shoppers spent more than expected in July, after hot weather and the World Cup continued to boost food sales and other retailers offered discounts, pointing to a solid start to the third quarter for the economy.

Retail sales volumes rose by 0.7%, and were 3.5% higher than a year earlier, above economists' average forecasts in a Reuters poll for a 0.2% monthly rise and a 3.0% annual gain.

This compares with sales growth a year earlier of just 1.1% though is below rates seen in 2015 and 2016.

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