The Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) released its monthly survey for UK retailers for the month of October showing that it rose to 8 from 3. The details of this index, is that the volume of sales, three-month moving average improved to -2 from -9 while it was expected to decline to -11, volume of orders for time of year climbed to -5 from -22 better than the forecasted -9 and the volume of stocks in relation to expected demand increased to 13 from 3 higher than the projected 5.