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Oman posts 1.1% rise in inflation

Oman’s general consumer price index (CPI) rose by 1.1% to the end of December 2013, compared to 2012 year-end figures, Oman Daily Observer has reported. The rise in inflation was attributed to the increase in food prices, which witnessed an overall rise of 2.8% in 2013, compared with 2012 figures. The largest contributors were vegetables, up by 8.4%, fish and seafood up by 7.3%, and fruit, which rose by 4.4% in 2013.