The US Labor Department released today showed the core consumer price, which does not include volatile food and energy component, beat estimates for a second month. Core CPI rose 0.3% in February from a month earlier, the same as in January, topping the estimated figure of 0.2%. The headline CPI fell 0.2% as expected. Another set of data showed housing starts climbed more than forecast in February. For more information, read our latest forex news.