UK Inflation Falls to 1.2% in September

UK inflation fell to a five-year low of 1.2% in September from 1.5% the month before, official figures show.

The rate – as measured by the Consumer Prices Index – is the lowest since September 2009, when it was 1.1%.

Lower energy and food prices helped to cut the rate, while the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also cited cheaper transport costs as a factor.

The news sent the pound lower as analysts said a rate rise was now not likely until well into next year.

The Retail Prices Index measure of inflation fell to 2.3% from 2.4% in August.

via BBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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