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Inflation falls below Bank of England's 2% target for first time in four years

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Inflation drops to Bank of England's target

It is the sixth month in a row that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rate has fallen, after reaching 2.9% in June. Inflation was last lower, at 1.9%, in November 2009 and since then had risen as high as 5.2%, in September 2011


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