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UK inflation soars, but beware of the hysteria

Expectations had been for a big jump going into this morning’s release of December UK inflation statistics, however expectations still weren’t high enough.  The year-on-year CPI inflation rate surged from +1.9% to +2.9%, eclipsing the average forecast of 2.6% (economic forecasts varied from as low as +1.9% to +2.8%).  This marked the biggest jump in UK CPI since April 1991.

Why the big jump?  W…

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