Eurozone inflation eases, largely due to cheaper energy

Inflation in the 19-country eurozone eased in September, largely due to cheaper energy prices

BRUSSELS -- Inflation in the 19-country eurozone eased in September, largely due to cheaper energy prices.

Statistics agency Eurostat said Tuesday that the annual inflation rate eased to 0.9% in September from 1.0% in August.

Low inflation can be a sign of economic weakness and has been a concern for officials at the European Central Bank, whose goal is to have inflation of just under 2% and in September launched a new round of monetary stimulus.