UK inflation rises as lockdown eases – business live


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Inflation across the UK economy has risen faster than expected, in a blow to households struggling under the pandemic.

@ONS data shows #UK CPI #inflation rose to 1.0% in July 2020 (stronger than expected), highest rate since March & up from 0.6% in June.

Largest upward pressure on prices in July came from Clothing, petrol prices, and furniture and household goods

European Opening Calls:#FTSE 6093 +0.28%#DAX 12902 +0.16%#CAC 4943 +0.09%#AEX 560 +0.02%#MIB 19852 +0.03%#IBEX 7055 +0.16%#OMX 1766 +0.36%#STOXX 3294 +0.14%#IGOpeningCall

I postponed talks with China. You know why? I don’t want to deal with them now. I don’t want to deal with them now.

With what they did to this country and to the world, I don’t want to talk to China right now. Okay?

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