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Turkey 2012 Inflation Estimate Raised to 6.5%, Central Bank Says

January 31, 2012

Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Turkey’s central bank increased its inflation estimate to 6.5 percent this year from a previous prediction of 5.2 percent.

The central bank set a band for inflation at the end of this year of between 5.1 percent and 7.9 percent, Basci said at a news conference in Istanbul today to publish the bank’s quarterly inflation report. Inflation will start to fall gradually in the second quarter, he said.

The inflation estimate for next year is 5.1 percent, Basci said.

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