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SINGAPORE, June 12 Singapore's retail sales in
April rose from a year earlier, buoyed by increased sales at
petrol service stations, and of watches and jewellery, data
showed on Monday.
Total retail sales rose 2.6 percent from a year earlier,
after increasing by a revised 2 percent in the previous month,
according to data from the Singapore Department of Statistics.
Compared with a year ago, retail sales of watches and
jewellery edged up 14.3 percent, while retail sales at petrol
service stations climbed 13 percent in April.
On a month-on-month and seasonally adjusted basis, total
retail sales gained 1.6 percent in April after a revised 0.4
percent drop in the previous month.
(Reporting by Fathin Ungku; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)