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UK retail sales fall sharply, adding to recession fears

As Brexit fast approaches, retail businesses forecast sharpest deterioration in business conditions since February 2009

Retail sales over past year weakest on record, survey shows

Barclaycard data also reveals drop in spending on essentials in July

Service sector hardly grows in July and optimism fades, survey shows

Latest services PMI reading is much weaker than seen on average since end of last recession

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