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    • MSE Guy
    • By MSE Guy 12th Apr 11, 9:47 AM
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    MSENews: Unexpected fall in inflation but prices still rising sharply
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    • 12th Apr 11, 9:47 AM
    MSENews: Unexpected fall in inflation but prices still rising sharply 12th Apr 11 at 9:47 AM
    This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

    "Inflation surprisingly dropped last month, weakening the prospect of an imminent interest rate hike by the Bank of England ..."

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    Unexpected fall in inflation but prices still rising sharply





    This thread is not in the 'discuss house prices and economy board' as that is only open to those logged into the forum so anyone coming from the news story may not be able to see it.
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    • nomoneytoday
    • By nomoneytoday 12th Apr 11, 1:08 PM
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    • 12th Apr 11, 1:08 PM
    I think it was Benjamin Disraeli who said, "Lies, Damn lies and Statistics"
    • talexuser
    • By talexuser 12th Apr 11, 6:42 PM
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    • 12th Apr 11, 6:42 PM
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    • 12th Apr 11, 6:42 PM
    Agreed, it is obvious that the indebted West sees inflation as a way of reducing the debt in real terms over time, so are quite happy to see inflation. The CPI/RPI change is just another way of massaging the figures.

    Otherwise the BOE would be having its own cutbacks in top policy makers by now.
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