Eurozone inflation hits 2.4pc

Eurozone consumer price inflation for February was confirmed at a 28-month high of 2.4 per cent, the EU’s statistics office Eurostat said yesterday. Meanwhile, new car registrations rose by 0.9 per cent in February across the European Union (excluding Cyprus and Malta) with 981,429 new cars registered, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) said.