UPDATE 1-Mexico retail sales rise in July for third month running

miércoles 23 de septiembre de 2015 09:17 GYT

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    MEXICO CITY, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Mexican retail sales rose
in July, expanding for a third month in a row and pointing to a
modest recovery in domestic spending in Latin America's second
largest economy.  
    Sales increased 0.5 percent in July on a
monthly basis after expanding at their fastest pace in 5 months
in June. Compared to a year ago, retail sales grew 5.8 percent
    Mexican consumer spending has shown modest gains this year
despite a sharp decline in the peso, which pushed consumer
confidence to a 1-year low last month.  
 Retail      July 2015      June 2015       July 2014
 sales (pct                                 
 month/mont  0.5            1.2             0.7
 year/year   5.8            5.4             1.2
 (Reporting by Alexandra Alper; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)