UPDATE 2-Canadian February retail soars 2.3 percent on autos

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(Adds analysts' comments) By Gilbert Le Gras OTTAWA, April 27 (Reuters) - Canada's retail trade notched up its biggest gain in six years in February, rising 2.3 percent from January on surging auto sales, Statistics Canada said on Tuesday. Analysts had forecast, on average, a 1.0 percent increase from January and Statscan revised January's rise to 1.7 percent from a preliminary estimate of 1.6 percent. "This strong February number comes on top of January's firm 1.7 percent gain, so ...

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