Japan August retail sales rise 1.1 pct year/year

Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:53pm EDT

TOKYO, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Japanese retail sales rose 1.1
percent in August from a year earlier, government data showed on
Monday, in a sign that consumer spending is gaining some
momentum.
    That compares with the median estimate for a 0.1 percent
annual increase and followed a 0.3 percent decline in the year
to July, data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
showed.
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 (Reporting by Stanley White; Editing by Edmund Klamann)