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European shares fall as rate hike bets keep investors cautious

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By Elizabeth Howcroft LONDON (Reuters) – European shares fell on Thursday and the safe-haven dollar rose after the latest red-hot U.S. inflation reading increased investor fears about Federal Reserve rate hikes and a possible recession. Wednesday’s data showed U.S. consumer prices jumped 9.1% year-on-year in June, up from May’s 8.6% rise. The data was seen as firming the case for the Federal Reserve to raise rates aggressively. Policymakers might consider a 100 basis point increase at the July meeting, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Raphael Bostic said. By early European trading, money…

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