Core inflation seen at around 8.1 pct in January

MUMBAI Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:04pm IST

A woman buys tomatoes at a wholesale vegetable market in Ahmedabad September 11, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A woman buys tomatoes at a wholesale vegetable market in Ahmedabad September 11, 2013.

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's core consumer price index was estimated to have risen around 8.1 percent in January from a year earlier, broadly in line with around 8.05 percent in December, according to a Reuters snap survey of dealers and economists.

Data earlier showed headline consumer price inflation eased more than expected to a 24-month low of 8.79 percent in January, below a Reuters poll forecast of 9.40 percent and well below an annual 9.87 percent in December.

(Reporting by Swati Bhat, Abhishek Vishnoi, and Himank Sharma; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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