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Inflation begins to cool down in the US: the CPI falls to 8.5% due to the correction of oil and fuels

Inflation in the US could have peaked. The data published this Wednesday, corresponding to the month of July, reveals that the CPI stood at 8.5% year-on-year, six tenths lower compared to June (9.1%), and two tenths lower than what the consensus forecast From the market. The fall of oil and fuels they have helped moderate …

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The ECB's dilemma with interest rates: taming inflation at the cost of sacrificing economic recovery

The ECB’s dilemma with interest rates: taming inflation at the cost of sacrificing economic recovery

Working as a central banker is similar, in difficult times, to the job of a tightrope walker. Or that of the doctor who must prescribe a treatment that he knows will have secondary effects on the patient, but that is the only way to eliminate a greater evil. In this case, the patient is the …

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Inflation crushes families: "We have stopped buying meat"

Inflation crushes families: “We have stopped buying meat”

Juan Carlos has stopped buying meat. Mercedes visits up to six supermarkets to compare prices. María has changed the time she puts on the washing machine so that it is cheaper for her. The rise in the CPI and rising energy prices, motivated by the war in Ukraine, are crushing many families, who have had …

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Inflation: what is the CPI and how does it work?

Inflation: what is the CPI and how does it work?

The evolution of prices determines the consumption, investment and indebtedness decisions of companies and households, as well as the design of the economic, social, fiscal and monetary policies of a country. Persistent inflation (generalized and prolonged rise in prices) or lasting deflation (continued fall in prices in the economy) have an adverse impact on society. …

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