- Inflation in Germany rose at a stronger pace than expected in October.
- EUR/USD trades in negative territory at around 0.9950 after hot German CPI data.
Annual inflation in Germany, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), climbed to 10.4% in October from 10% in September, Germany's Destatis reported on Friday. This reading came in higher than the market expectation of 10.1%.
Meanwhile, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP), the European Central Bank's (ECB) preferred gauge of inflation, jumped to 11.6% from 10.9%, compared to analysts' estimate of 10.9%.
On a monthly basis, the CPI and the HICP arrived at 0.9% and 1.1%, respectively, surpassing market forecasts.
The EUR/USD pair showed no immediate reaction to these figures and was last seen losing 0.08% on the day at 0.9955.
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