Outlook in run-up to Christmas 'uncertain'
Sales at fashion retailer Monsoon rose 23 per cent in the first 17 weeks of its financial year to September 23, but like-for-likes fell 6 per cent.

The figures were consistent with forecasts given at the time of the preliminary results in July, but the results are set against weak comparatives last year.

Monsoon said the outlook in the run-up to Christmas was 'uncertain', but that action had already been taken to reduce costs.