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    Eurozone inflation rises to 2.9% after increase in energy costs

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    December data comes amid speculation over when European Central Bank will cut interest rates

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    Inflation across the eurozone rose in December after an increase in energy costs, reversing six months of consecutive falls and easing the pressure on the European Central Bank (ECB) to cut interest rates.

    Figures from the EU statistical agency Eurostat showed consumer prices across the 20-country bloc rose at an annual rate of 2.9% last month, up from 2.4% in November. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a slightly higher reading of 3% for December.

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    ​Business | The Guardian

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