UK Inflation Rate Rises to 2.9 Percent in June From 2.7 Percent in May

The rate of consumer price index (CPI) inflation increased to 2.9% in June, up from 2.7% in May, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The figure, a 14-month high, was lower than the 3% expected by markets.

A rise in the inflation rate had been anticipated because of higher petrol and clothing prices versus a year ago. But it was moderated by slower annual rises in airfares and food prices.

Retail prices index (RPI) inflation also rose, to 3.3% from 3.1% in May.

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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