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Russia's inflation plunged to its lowest level since February 2014

Russia's inflation just plunged more than expected. Headline inflation came in at 6.4% year-over-year in September — the slowest rate since February 2014. This reading was below the prior month's 6.9%, and below economists' expectations of 6.6%. "The larger-than-expected fall in Russian inflation... is unlikely to have any impact on the outlook for monetary policy over the rest of this year, but it does reinforce our view that the headline rate will fall sharply," argued Liza Ermolenko, Capital Economics' emerging markets economist, in a note.
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