Euro-zone inflation up to 2.2 per cent

Euro-zone inflation edged up to 2.2 per cent in November with higher food and tobacco prices blamed for the rise. The results were in line with expectations and Eurostat's preliminary estimate.

Source: Associated Press

Higher food and tobacco prices helped push annual inflation to 2.2 per cent in November in the 12-nation region which shares the euro currency from October's 2 per cent, the European Union's statistical office reported on Wednesday 17 December.

For the full 15-nation EU, the rate