The US Core Consumer Price Index has risen by 2.4% in February, above 2.3% that was on the cards. On a monthly basis, underlying prices rose by 0.2% as expected. Headline inflation rose by 0.1% monthly and 2.3% yearly, both exceeding estimates.
Investors are focused on coronavirus developments and policymakers’ responses to them.
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The US was expected to report that Core CPI remained at 2.3% yearly in February.