UKreleased its Retail Sales excluding Auto fuel index for the month of June rising by 0.8%, compared with the revised previous -1.5% from -1.6% and better than the expected 0.5%, while on the year the index rose by 0.2%, compared with the revised previous -0.2% from 0.0% and better than the expected flat reading.

Moreover, Retail Sales including auto fuel rose 0.7%, compared with the revised previous -1.3% from -1.4% and better than expectations of 0.5% while on the year the index came inline with expectations at 0.4% compared with the revised previous 0.0% following 0.2%.