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News - 12 April 2007
Sunshine brings out the shoppers
Good weather this year and poor performance last year delivered the fastest sales growth for 12 months in March with a rise of 6.2% in total UK shop sales.
This was reduced to 3.9% on a like-for-like basis but it is still the strongest growth since last spring and will probably disappoint the Bank of England, which has raised interest rates three times in the intervening period in an effort to dampen down the economy.
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