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CANADA: September Retail Sales Preview - 08:30 EDT
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- Total sales MNI median -0.3% vs prior -0.1%; decline would be the fourth in
five months.
- Ex-auto sales MNI median -0.15% vs prior -0.2%.
- Lower gasoline prices and declines in both prices and units of new cars sales
expected to lead retail sales decrease.
- Excluding autos and gasoline sales, potential upside for consumer goods like
home furnishings due to a housing rebound. 
- Declines in gas and cars mirrors the BOC slowdown expectations for economy in
Q3.