UK Economics Correspondent, London
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Jan 23, 2015

British retail sales show surprise gain in December on food, fuel

LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – British retail sales unexpectedly
rose in December as shoppers flocked to supermarkets and bought
more fuel as oil prices fell, providing a boost for the
country’s economic recovery that has shown signs of softening.

Economists had expected sales to be weaker after a
U.S.-style Black Friday sales bonanza sent shoppers scurrying
for bargains in November.

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Britain to unveil new powers for Scotland, edges towards federalism

LONDON/STIRLING (Reuters) – The British government will publish a draft law on Thursday underpinning the biggest transfer of powers to Scotland in over a decade, keeping a promise it gave to Scots to encourage them to reject independence last year.

The law, to be enacted after a May 7 general election, will further dismantle Britain’s highly centralised system of government, a move critics fear could trigger the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom.

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