Consumer confidence steady as retail sales beats forecasts for July but June’s figures are revised down
- UK retail sales volume rose 0.3% in July
- Kingfisher and Rank figures disappoint
- Eurozone inflation steady at 1.3%
A quick check on markets, currencies and commodities as we head towards noon.
The Guardian business desk’s ace new economics correspondent Richard Partington has put some flesh on the bones of those UK retail sales figures. Here’s his version of events.