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UK: Annual Retail Sales up 3.9% in August, below expectations

FXStreet (Łódź) - National Statistics informed on Thursday that year-over-year UK Retail Sales rose 3.9% in August, compared with the 2.5% increase in July and below forecasts of +4.1%.

On a monthly basis Retail Sales rose 0.4%, after remaining flat, as expected.

Annual Retail Sales excluding Fuel increased 4.5%, up from the 3.3% rise and below market consensus of 4.8% growth. Month-over-month Retail Sales excluding Fuel edged up 0.2%, following a 0.4% increase and slightly below expectations of +0.3%.

Lydia Finkley: GBP/USD short at 1.6350 on Scottish referendum - FXStreet

In an interview with Dale Pinkert at FXStreet’s Live Analysis Room, Independent trader and blogger Lydia Idem Finkley suggests there is a possibility of a short GBP/USD trade from 1.6350 on the Scottish referendum outcome.
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ECB TLTRO results awaited VP Constancio suggests take-up significant

Market participants await ECB data on the take-up in the first round of the targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTROs), due out at 9:15 GMT. Median forecasts point to banks tapping the TLTRO at approximately 110-150 billion euros.
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