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Drop in inflation 'good news' - Minister

CPI stands at 1.6%, RPI at 4.7%

The drop in the rate of inflation in July is 'good news' according the Policy and Reform Minister.

CPI deceased by 1% in July, down from 2.6%, and RPI dropped by just about the same amount.

Chris Thomas admits factors like the exchange rate and oil prices are beyond the control of the Manx government.

But he insists there are steps that can be taken to mitigate for the figure:

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