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Tepid inflation offers Draghi first clue for more stimulus

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Even core inflation, which strips out volatile items and which Mr Draghi has said can be a signal for future headline inflation, is weak.

Frankfurt

MARIO Draghi is about to receive his first major clue of 2016 on whether the euro area needs more stimulus.

Inflation picked up to 0.4 per cent in January from 0.2 per cent the previous month, according to a Bloomberg survey before data due on Friday. While that would be