The U.S. released the retail sales index for the month of September, where retail sales increased by 1.1%, compared with the prior revised rise of 0.3% and better than median estimates of 0.7%, while retail sales excluding autos increased by 0.6%, compared with the prior revised rise of 0.5% and double median estimates of 0.3%, and finally, retail sales excluding autos & gas increased by 0.5%, in line with the prior revised rise and better than median estimates of 0.4%.