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The pound tumbled towards a year low yesterday against the dollar following revelations Sir Mervyn King voted for more quantitative easing (QE) this month.
UK CPI inflation stood at 2.7% for the fourth consecutive month in January, but fears over longer-term forecasts sent sterling to a six month low in early trading.
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