Bankrupt Sri Lanka's inflation jumps beyond 50%

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Bankrupt Sri Lanka's inflation jumps beyond 50%

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's inflation hit a ninth consecutive record in June, official data showed Friday (Jul 1), rising to 54.6 per cent a day after the IMF asked the bankrupt nation to rein in galloping prices and corruption.

Private economists say consumer prices are rising even faster than shown in official statistics.

The IMF ended 10 days of in-person discussions with Sri Lankan authorities in Colombo on Thursday following the country's request for a possible bailout.

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Topics: Lanka Inflation Been Mediacorp Official Corruption Rising Cent Prices Country Time

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Published On: 2022-07-01, 18:00:00

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