Inflation climbs in UK and Canada

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Headline inflation readings increased in January in both the UK and Canada, according to data released today (February 17).

The UK consumer prices index rose year on year by 0.7% in January, up from 0.6% in December.

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research says this seems to mark a turning point: “Our measure of underlying inflation, which excludes extreme price movements, increased to 0.5% in January, suggesting that inflation bottomed out in December 2020.” 

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