Bumper Christmas boosts ASOS

ONLINE fashion retailer ASOS yesterday said its retail sales rose 41 per cent to £78.1m in December, helped by a strong showing in its home market over Christmas. UK retail sales were up by a better-than-expected 34 per cent to £35.7m, driven by its decision to the trim prices of its own-branded products. International sales jumped 47 per cent to £42.4m.