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ONS Retail stats - Barclays' comment

August 22, 2014



ENP Newswire - 22 August 2014

Release date- 21082014 - Richard Lowe, Head of Retail & Wholesale at Barclays, comments on today's ONS Retail sales figures.

'Retailers are continuing to see year on year growth, which is no mean feat considering July is being compared with last summer's British sporting successes at Wimbledon, the Tour De France and the Ashes - not to mention the excitement around the birth of Prince George. Consumer spending continues to play a significant role in aiding Britain's economic recovery and with the new school year fast approaching, many retailers will be hoping the positive sentiment continues as parents and students get ready for the new term.'

Notes to Editors:

For further information about Barclays Corporate Banking, please visit our website www.barclayscorporate.com

About Barclays

Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays' purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions - in the right way.

With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 135,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

For further information about Barclays, please visit our website www.barclays.com.


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Source: ENP Newswire


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