first_img GEORGE BUCKLEY| CHIEF ECONOMIST, DEUTSCHE BANKI’m not as gloomy about the numbers as some people are. We have seen six months of increases in retail sales and there’s usually some form of kickback. With VAT going up next year consumers are going to make their purchases before the end of the year.JAMES KNIGHTLEY | ECONOMIST, ING BANKThe numbers are awful. Rather than rise 0.3 per cent as forecast, sales fell 0.5 per cent month-on-month. We suspect consumer spending will remain subdued. Our base case remains for a long drawn out recovery rather than a double dip.ALAN CLARKE |UK ECONOMIST, BNP?PARIBASJuly saw an increase of 0.8 per cent and the increases in the previous two months before this were also high.?So it was going to be difficult to maintain that. Also August was a wet month which won’t have helped sales a great deal. ANALYST VIEWS: HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU BY THE RETAIL SALES FIGURES KCS-content Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi whatsapp Thursday 16 September 2010 9:00 pm Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndolast_img