UK inflation hits new 40-year high: Top economics stories to read this week

Plastic letters arranged to spell 'inflation' are placed on British banknote in this illustration taken on 12 June 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

UK inflation hit 9.1% in May. Image: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

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Reuters Poll: US economy and Federal fund rate outlook. Image: Reuters

Contributions from housing and household services, and transport, account for around half of the CPI annual rate
Housing and household services plus transport account for around half of the CPI annual rate. Image: Office for National Statistics

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