UK Retail Sales Fall In September Despite Panic Buying Of Fuel

British retail sales unexpectedly fell for a fifth month in a row last month, despite a rush of motorists filling their cars with fuel, adding to signs that Britain’s economic recovery is losing momentum. Sales volumes dropped by 0.2% in September, official figures showed on Friday, as supply-chain problems led to gaps on store shelves. It marked the longest run of consecutive monthly falls since the series began in 1996 and bucked economists’ expectations in a Reuters poll for a rise of 0.5%. Read more at Reuters.