US economy is slowing but maybe not enough to avoid a further rate hike in May

Latest inflation and unemployment data both indicate the US economy is slowing but maybe not enough for the Fed to delay another 0.25% rate hike in May. CPI data released on Tuesday showed that core prices increased but US inflation actually slowed more than expected in March and PPI data showed that US Producer Prices fell 0.5% mom in March, the most in nearly three Years.

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