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Tesco reports 0.1% rise in UK Christmas sales

LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, eeked out a 0.1% rise in UK like-for-like sales during what it said was a "subdued" Christmas for consumer spending.

Analysts' had forecast a rise of 0.2% for the six-week period to Jan. 4 for the group, which has a 27.4% share of Britain's grocery market. (Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Kate Holton)