Agence France-PresseApril 15, 2014 08:58
Britain's 12-month inflation slowed to 1.6 percent in March, the lowest for four and a half years, official data showed on Tuesday.
The latest figure comes against a background of growing concern about deflationary pressures in Europe, notably in the eurozone to which Britain does not belong, and also in central europe.
The rate had stood at 1.7 percent in February and at 1.9 percent in January, holding underneath the Bank of England's target level of 2.0 percent.
The March rate was the lowest since October 2009 but was in line with market expectations.