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CITY VIEWS: ARE YOU GOING TO BE A BIG SPENDER THIS CHRISTMAS

<strong>ANDREW DICKSON </strong> BARCLAYS GLOBAL INVESTORS<br />&ldquo;I tend not to spend much at Christmas anyway, so I&rsquo;ll spend about the same amount as usual on presents. But I think retail sales could fare well this year, particularly because cheap prices will open up more opportunities for shoppers.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>MATT GROVER </strong>TINDALL RILEY<br />&ldquo;I&rsquo;m going to spend about the same as usual because I think I&rsquo;ll be able to find a lot of goods at cheaper prices this year. I&rsquo;m hopeful that we&rsquo;ll see relatively normal sales this Christmas as people take advantage of lower prices.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>MELVIN FRASER </strong>GLOBAL RESEARCH PARTNERS<br />&ldquo;I think this Christmas will be what it is every year &ndash; a season for spending. I&rsquo;ll hold off a while and do my shopping online, partly for the deals. I&rsquo;d expect people to spend a bit less than usual due to uncertainty in the financial markets.&rdquo;