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UK Consumer Confidence Index Dips In December - GfK

An index measuring consumer sentiment in the United Kingdom was down for the third consecutive month, the latest survey from GfK revealed on Friday - showing a score of -13.

That missed forecasts for -11 after coming in at -12 in November.

Among the individual components of the survey, the outlook for the economy dropped to -4 from -1 in the previous month. Major purchases slid to -17 from -13 a month earlier.

GfK did not that all of these figures were significantly higher than a year ago, when the overall index sat at -29. The outlook was at -31 in December 2012, and major purchases were at -27.

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