ECB to raise interest rates for first time since 2011

US consumer prices are set to have registered another large monthly advance, the European Central Bank has paved the way for a series of rate rises, and China is offering coronavirus vaccine insurance in an effort to win over sceptics and boost the vaccination rate.

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