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Merrill on September CPI

Here is an excerpt from Merrill Lynch research piece today on September CPI to be released next week: Consumer prices likely rose by 0.3% mom in September, lifting the year-on-year rate to 1.5%. We see a healthy gain in energy prices (up 2.6% mom), although food prices were likely once again weak. Excluding food and energy, we see a mere 0.1% mom increase: the previous months’ gain looks outsized, particularly for medical care commodities prices and we could get some payback.
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