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Spain retailers cheer signs of Christmas recovery

El Corte Ingles - a department store chain viewed as an economic bellwether and selling everything from clothing and household goods to food and holidays - said that it was taking on 7,000 extra workers for the season. That is nearly three times as many as last year.


FROM department stores to delicatessens, Spanish retailers are anticipating their best Christmas in years as shoppers gear up for a spending spree that should help extend an economic recovery and boost a struggling jobs market.

Tax cuts, low inflation and falling energy...

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