Tunisian annual inflation slows to 5.8% year/year

People shop at a market in Tunis, Tunisia November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s annual inflation rate fell to 5.8% in January from 6.1% in December, central bank governor Marouan Abassi said on Friday.

The central bank raised its main interest rate to 7.75% from 6.75% in February last year to combat high inflation which stood at 6.8% for 2019.

Reporting By Tarek Amara; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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