RUSSIA REGISTERS NEGATIVE INFLATION.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 155
According to Russian government figures, consumer price inflation for the week of 13-19 August was 0.1 percent. This is the first time Russia has recorded an actual fall in the price of consumer goods (as opposed to a decline in the rate of growth of prices) since market reforms were launched in 1992. (Interfax, August 21)
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