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UK retail sales rise 2.1per cent in February

UK retail sales rise 2.1per cent in February

FILE PHOTO: Two women walk down Regent Street, one of London's main shopping streets, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs/File Photo

LONDON: British retail sales rose by 2.1per cent in February from January even as non-essential shops remained in a coronavirus lockdowns, official data showed on Friday.

Economists polled by Reuters had expected a month-on-month increase of 2.1per cent.

(Reporting by William Schomberg and Andy Bruce)

Source: Reuters

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