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Ireland Inflation Slows In February

Ireland's consumer price inflation slowed in February, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed on Thursday.

The consumer price index rose 1.1 percent in February, after a 1.3 percent increase in January and December. A similar rate of inflation was seen in November.

On a month-on-month basis, consumer prices rose 0.6 percent in February, reversing a 0.7 percent fall in January.

The EU measure of harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP, rose 0.9 percent in February, slower than 1.1 percent increase in the preceding month.

On a monthly basis, HICP rose 0.6 percent in February, after a 0.7 percent fall in the prior month.

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