EUROZONE INFLATION PICKS UP

INFLATION in the Eurozone rose from 2.4 per cent in the year to February 2011 to 2.7 per cent a year later, Eurostat figures showed yesterday. Price rises accelerated in France, from 1.8 per cent to 2.5 per cent, Italy, from 2.1 per cent to 3.4 per cent, and Germany from 2.2 per cent to 2.5 per cent. However, the rise was not uniform with Spain seeing inflation fall from 3.4 per cent to 1.9 per cent. Picture: GETTY