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Analysts at Rabobank suggest that the Eurozone retail sales for August are worth watching in today’s session as the activity in this sector has been fairly weak in recent months.  

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“In July volume growth stood at a meagre 1.1% y/y, explaining also why consumption was one of the weak points in the Q2 GDP report. Whilst the market is looking for a small improvement by 0.2% m/m, taking the annual growth rate back to 1.7%, the recent weakening trend has coincided with rising headline inflation.”

“This is not a big surprise given that household incomes have only improved very gradually and inflation has seen several energy-driven spikes since 2016. Bearing in mind the recent trend in oil, another negative surprise on this front cannot be dismissed.”