(Adds market reaction, analysts' comment) By Luke McCann OTTAWA, April 22 (Reuters) - Canada's annual inflation rate in March met market expectations, rising to 2.3 percent from 2.1 percent in February, reinforcing beliefs that the Bank of Canada will raise interest rates in the second half of 2005. Statistics Canada said on Friday that the higher annual inflation rate in March was due mainly to higher gasoline prices, which were up 11.2 percent from March 2004. The Bank of Canada's ...
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