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UK inflation picks up a bit more than expected in October

LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - British inflation picked up a little more than expected in October as much of the country re-entered coronavirus lockdowns, official data showed on Wednesday.

Consumer prices rose 0.7% in annual terms, after a 0.5% rise in September. A Reuters poll of economists had pointed to a reading of 0.6%. (Reporting by UK bureau, writing by Andy Bruce; Editing by Kate Holton)

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