UPDATE 2-Canada May retail sales leap 1.9 pct, should boost Q2 growth

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* Retail sales record biggest jump since March 2010 * Autos help drive sales to record high * Canadian dollar strengthens on the news By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, July 23 (Reuters) - Canadian retail sales in May jumped by 1.9 percent from April to hit a record high, a clear sign that second-quarter growth could be significantly stronger than expected. The advance - far greater than the 0.4 percent growth predicted by ...

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