|Eurozone inflation rose to 1.8 percent in January from 1.1 percent in December, final figures from Eurostat showed Wednesday. The annual rate came in line with the flash estimate released on January 31. A similar inflation figure was previously seen in February 2013 and a higher figure of 2 percent was last logged in January that year. The ECB targets 'below, but close to 2 percent' inflation. However, excluding energy, food, alcohol and tobacco prices, core inflation held steady at 0.9 percent in January. On a monthly basis, consumer prices slid 0.8 percent in January.
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