Philippines October inflation slows to 0.8%

MANILA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - The Philippines' annual consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.8% in October from a year earlier, matching expectations, the statistics agency said on Tuesday.

A Reuters poll had forecast the CPI in October would rise 0.8% from a year earlier, within the central bank's 0.5%-1.3% forecast range for the month.

That is less that a 0.9% increase in September.

(Reporting by Karen Lema and Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)