Just out: UK retail sales come in ugly.
UK Dec Retail Sales -0.1% On Mo; +0.3% On Yr; Forecast +0.2% On Mo; +1.0% On Yr
— DJ FX Trader (@djfxtrader) January 18, 2013
Per the UK’s own office of National Statistics, the number was one of the worst in year.
— ONS (@statisticsONS) January 18, 2013
The pound is sliding in the news.