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UK retail sales fall in January

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 20:30 hrs
Women shop for instant noodles at a retail supermarket in Mumbai

British retail sales unexpectedly fell in January as snowy weather hurt food stores and other retailers, reviving worries that the economy may be slipping into a third recession in four years. Sales volumes including automotive fuel slipped 0.6 per cent in both monthly and annual terms, the Office for National Statistics said on Friday, compared to economists' expectations for solid growth in both numbers.

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