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A worker carries chickens from a truck at a wholesale poultry market in Mumbai...A worker carries chickens from a truck at a wholesale poultry market in Mumbai September 15, 2014. India's wholesale price inflation in August eased to 3.74 percent, its lowest level in nearly five years, government data showed on Monday. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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A Mumbai poultry market worker carries birds on Monday as government figures showed India’s wholesale price inflation easing to 3.74 per cent in August, the lowest level in nearly five years Read more

An Indian farmer rests among watermelons...An Indian farmer rests among watermelons at his fruit stall prior to auctioning them at the Gaddiannaram wholesale fruit market on the outskirts of Hyderabad on March 19, 2014. India's inflation hit a nine-month low in February data showed, but analysts saw little chance of any immediate intrest rate cut. Slowing inflation may also have come too late for the embattled Congress-led goverment which faces elections in April and trails in opinion polls. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

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A farmer rests among watermelons at his fruit stall at the Gaddiannaram wholesale fruit market on the outskirts of Hyderabad. India’s inflation hit a nine-month low in February, but analysts saw little chance of any immediate interest rate cut. Slowing inflation may also have come too late for the embattled Congress-led government which faces elections in April and trails in opinion polls. Read more

Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, conducts the quarterly inflation report press conference in the Bank of England this morning.

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Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, conducts the quarterly inflation report press conference in the Bank of England on Wednesday.

Lights from apartment buildings and office blocks clustered tightly together in Hong Kong's Kowloon district on Monday.  Home prices in the crowded city have risen by 120 per cent since 2008, and by more than 30 per cent from their previous peak in 1997, with prices in the luxury market being pushed up by wealthy buyers from mainland China.

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Apartment buildings and office blocks clustered tightly together in Hong Kong’s Kowloon district. Home prices in the crowded city have risen 120 per cent since 2008, and by more than 30 per cent from their previous peak in 1997, with prices in the luxury market being pushed up by wealthy buyers from mainland China.

Fishermen carry a box filled with fishes at a fishing harbour in the southern Indian city of Chennai August 30, 2013. India's data points for consumer prices are not robust enough to justify shifting from the current focus on wholesale inflation for monetary policy decisions, Reserve Bank of India Governor Duvvuri Subbarao said on Friday.

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Fishermen carry a box filled with fishes at a fishing harbour in the southern Indian city of Chennai. India’s data points for consumer prices are not robust enough to justify shifting from the current focus on wholesale inflation for monetary policy decisions, Reserve Bank of India Governor Duvvuri Subbarao said on Friday.

A man sleeps next to a closed stall at Galle Face green in Colombo...A man sleeps next to a closed stall at Galle Face green in Colombo June 28, 2013. Lack of supply of fish and sea food due to bad weather contributed to the rise in inflation, the government data showed. Core annual inflation, which excludes fresh food, energy, transport, rice and coconuts, eased to a record low of 4.3 percent in June from 5.7 percent a month ago, according to the new consumer price index, introduced in mid-2011. REUTERDinuka LiyanawatteS/ (SRI LANKA - Tags: BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A man sleeps next to a closed stall at Galle Face green in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Friday.

Fishermen push their boats transporting baskets full of fishes at a fishing harbour in the southern Indian city of Chennai June 6, 2013. India's central bank will look at other variables, and not just the wholesale price-based inflation, when deciding monetary policy at its review on June 17, Deputy Governor K. C. Chakrabarty said on Wednesday.

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Fishermen push their boats transporting baskets full of fishes at a fishing harbour in the southern Indian city of Chennai. Read more

A vendor and his son attend to vegetable stall at a market in Jakarta on June 3, 2013. Indonesia's inflation rate unexpectedly slowed to 5.47 percent year-on-year in May due to lower food prices, official data showed June 3. Inflation was now back within the government's 2013 inflation target range of 3.5-5.5 percent, according to the central statistics agency, after slowing from 5.57 percent in April.

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A vendor and his son tend to a vegetable stall at a market in Jakarta on Monday. Read more