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UK economy escapes Brexit blow, for now

Retail sales strong, big firms report little impact, but economists say it's too soon to judge how economy will fare
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 05:50
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LESS DOWNBEAT: A gauge of consumer morale shows that consumers have regained some of the confidence they lost after the referendum.

London

BRITAIN'S high streets are heaving with shoppers despite June's shock vote to leave the European Union (EU), big companies have reported few signs of distress and some tabloid newspapers are even talking about a post-"Brexit" economic boom.

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