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UK data arguing for early rate rise

UK consumer price inflation rebounded to 2.9% (2.86% before rounding) in August and is on course to exceed the August Inflation Report projections of 2.68% and 2.75% for the third and fourth quarters respectively. With activity data and surveys indicating that GDP growth is holding up in the third quarter, and the labour market tightening further, the case for reversing the August 2016 Bank rate cut has strengthened.
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