Rate rise likely as CPI starts to edge up

Original article by Harriet Torry
The Australian – Page: 23 : 16-Feb-18

New figures show that the US has recorded its biggest monthly increase in inflation since March 2005. The larger-than-expected increase in January has increased the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will lift interest rates in March; the central bank considers an inflation rate of two per cent to be an indication of a healthy economy, but it does not want inflation to get much higher than that. Investors took the January inflation figures in their stride, with the Dow Jones closing up around one per cent. Originally published in "The Wall Street Journal".

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