Argentina says Feb inflation rate slows to 3.4 percent

BUENOS AIRES, March 17 Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:02pm EDT

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BUENOS AIRES, March 17 (Reuters) - Argentine inflation slowed to 3.4 percent in February from 3.7 percent in January, the government said on Monday, releasing the second monthly reading of a new consumer price index aimed at improving data accuracy in Latin America's No. 3 economy.

The market expected a February rate of 4.2 percent, according to the median forecast given by analysts polled by Reuters.

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