UK consumers keep calm and carry on shopping before Brexit deadline

LONDON (Reuters) - British shoppers ignored worries about an impending Brexit deadline and spent heavily in March, official data showed on Thursday, supporting the country’s sluggish economy while companies were cutting back on investment.

Retail sales volumes surged by the most in nearly two-and-a-half years in annual terms, leaping by 6.7 percent. That was way above all forecasts in a Reuters poll of economists.

The increase in part reflected the slowdown in spending a...
source: Reuters

2019-04-18 13:02
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