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Peru inflation index rises 0.11 pct in September

LIMA, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Consumer prices in Peru rose 0.11

percent in September as inflation cooled to within the central

bank's 1-3 percent target range, official data showed on


The price index for metropolitan Lima, which Peru's central

bank uses to guide monetary policy, has risen 2.87 percent so

far this year and 2.83 percent in the 12 months through


The central bank has held its benchmark interest rate steady

at 4.25 percent for more than two years.

September August September 2012

Monthly rate +0.11 +0.54 +0.54

12-month rate +2.83 +3.28 +3.74