Latest retails out a few moments ago

  • +6.0% prev revised up from +5.8%
  • NSA yy +4.2% vs + 5.0% prev revised up from 4.8%

Softer than expected headers tempered a little by slightly better revisions

Still a 16th consecutive rise with December's expected Christmas shopping data to come in due course

Euro down a tad on the release but largely unfazed. EURUSD bounces higher a few pips near session highs at 1.0979

Not a lot else coming up data wise in this session apart from Italian business confidence at 09.00 GMT