StockMarketWire.com - The UK consumer price index rate was 1.9% in March, unchanged from February, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The market had been expecting the CPI rate to rise to 2.0%.

The produce price index rate was negative 0.2%, below expectations of positive 0.3%.

The retail price index rate was 2.4%, below expectations of 2.6%.

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