Consumer
prices in the United States rose less than forecast in January, Labor
Department data showed on Thursday.

The
consumer price index (CPI) saw a 0.1 percent surge in January, following a 0.2
percent increase in February, coming in below estimates of 0.2 percent rise.
The year-on-year reading rose to 2.5 percent from a previous of 2.3 percent.   

Core
CPI- excluding volatile food and energy prices- showed a 0.2 percent surge,
similar to forecasts, compared to December’s reading of 0.1 percent, while were
2.3% up year over year.

The dollar index
traded slightly lower at 98.86, but remained close to the session’s high of
98.93, which is the highest since October 2019.

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