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Cars a big drag as March retail sales fall 3.9%

Decline for a second month is steeper than analyst forecast

[SINGAPORE] Retail sales fell for the second consecutive month, declining 3.9 per cent year-on-year in March, according to data released by the Department of Statistics yesterday. However, stripping out the sales of motor vehicles - which were down 19.3 per cent from March 2013 - sales still