so the UK economy isn't doing as well as they are telling us.....
UK Retail Sales, August 2013
•Year-on-year estimates for August 2013 showed that the quantity bought in the retail industry increased by 2.1%. This continues the underlying pattern of growth seen since April 2013. •The main source of upward pressure to year-on-year estimates of the quantity bought in the retail industry came from the non-store retailing sector, which includes retail businesses selling predominantly online, through mail order, or via stalls and markets. •From January 2013, the amount spent and quantity bought in the non-store retailing sector have shown continued strength. The exceptionally high growth in August 2013 ... (full story)