Australia: November Retail Sales disappoint at -0.1% (San Francisco) - An Australian statistics bureau reported Wednesday that seasonally adjusted Retail Sales fell 0.1% in November 2012 versus a consensus forecast of 0.4% growth, following a practically flat reading in October 2012 (0.0%) and a rise of 0.4% in September 2012. The Australian dollar is responding negatively to the news, now trading under pressure against its major trading counterparts.