Inflation in the euro zone remained stuck at a very low level in February, while the jobless rate was unchanged in January, official reports showed Friday, providing the European Central Bank with crucial data before its monetary policy meeting next week. Consumer prices in the 18-nation euro zone rose 0.8 percent in February, unchanged from the revised figure for January, Eurostat, the statistical agency of the European Union reported from Luxembourg. The “core” inflation rate, which excludes energy and food prices, ticked up to 1.0 percent from 0.8 percent in January. The January jobless rate for the euro zone remained at 12 percent, Eurostat reported. For the full European Union, made up of 28 nations, the jobless rate stood at 10.8 percent, also unchanged. The numbers were largely in line with market expectations, and financial markets reacted calmly. The Euro Stoxx 50 index slipped about 0.1 percent […]