* Annual inflation rate 1.8 pct vs 1.0 pct in June * Core CPI rises 1.6 pct year-over-year * Harmonized sales tax pressures prices (Adds details) OTTAWA, Aug 20 (Reuters) - A spike in energy costs and a new consumption tax in some provinces pushed up Canada's annual inflation rate to 1.8 percent in July from 1.0 percent in June, but still put little pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates. The consumer price index rose 0.5 percent in the month, following a 0.1 percent ...
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