The scaremongers would have you pressing the panic button – US Inflation was up to 0.7% in January. If that level becomes the norm, US rates would need to go up and up, and the US economy would catch a nasty cold in the process. But then again, look at the US CPI with fuel and energy stripped out, and it was a sedate 0.2%, higher than last month’s 0.1% but not at a level to have the Fed screaming for upping the rate of interest.

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