CAIRO Feb 13 Egypt's annual core inflation
jumped to 30.86 percent in January from 25.86 percent in
December, the central bank said on Monday.
The jump is the third in as many months since the central
bank ditched its peg of 8.8 Egyptian pounds to the dollar on
Nov. 3, floating the currency and allowing it to roughly halve
Egypt's annualised urban consumer price inflation also
jumped to 28.1 percent in January from 23.3 percent in December,
the official CAPMAS statistics agency said last week.
(Writing by Amina Ismail)