The consumer price index rose to 0.6 per cent in January from 0.2 per cent in the previous month, mainly due to due to an increase in the cost of oil-related items, a smaller decline in car prices, and higher services inflation.
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Many Federal Reserve policymakers said it may be appropriate to raise interest rates again "fairly soon" should jobs and inflation data come in line with expectations, according to the minutes of the Fed's last policy meeting released on Wednesday.
Greece's debt needs to be restructured, the head of the IMF said on Wednesday, but any debt forgiveness by the country's creditors was not needed for now.
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