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The pound ‘dived faster than Neymar’ after ‘terrible’ UK retail sales numbers

The Office for National Statistics said on Thursday that retail sales in June grew 2.9% on an annual basis, well under economists' forecasts of 3.9%. Month-on-month growth turned negative, with sales shrinking by 0.5% between May and June. Economists had expected growth of 0.4%.

Online sales still account for less than 10% of all retail sales

Two decades after Amazon streamlined the process, sales from e-commerce account for a little less than $10 of every $100 spent in retail as a whole.

Americans are about to see tax cuts in their paychecks — here’s what they’re likely to do with the extra cash

Starting in February, many Americans should see a bump in their paychecks.

Britain’s retail sector got crushed in December — and Black Friday is to blame

"Consumers continue to move Christmas purchases earlier with higher spending in November and lower spending in December than seen in previous years."

Department stores surge following report of the best holiday sales in 6 years

Retail stocks have outperformed the broader market late this year.

There’s light at the end of the tunnel for the key driver of the British economy

"The first half of 2017 has been tough for the UK consumer ... but this week’s data brought some better news," the team at Oxford Economics argues.

Retail sales fall more than expected

Consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of the US economy, and so retail sales offer a pulse check.

Retail sales rebound thanks to ‘perfect conditions’ — but Marks & Spencer misses out

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said on Monday night that retail sales rose by 1.2% in June.

Retail sales slip

The latest read on retail sales in the US.

Consumer spending is in ‘long-term decline’ in Britain as clothing sales continue to fall

BRC's retail sales monitor shows April's strong growth was a blip, with May showing a 0.4% fall.