Hot weather helps UK retail sales grow at fastest pace in nine months - CBI

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LONDON (Reuters) – – Hot weather helped British retail sales growth surge during the first half of this month, adding to signs that consumers are shrugging off a lacklustre start to 2018 a survey by the Confederation of British Industry showed on Wednesday.

The CBI distributive trades survey’s retail sales balance jumped to a nine-month high of +32 in June from May’s reading of +11, above all forecasts in a Reuters poll of…