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U.K. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Increase Most in Five Months

U.K. retail sales unexpectedly rose in September by the most in five months, led by spending on electrical goods such as laptop computers.

Sales including fuel climbed 0.6 percent from August, when they fell a revised 0.4 percent, the Office for National Statistics said today in London. That’s the biggest gain since April and compares with the median forecast of 23 economists in a Bloomberg News survey for no change. In the third quarter, sales fell 0.2 percent compared with the previous three months.