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    August inflation approaches zero - minister

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    MOSCOW, August 18 (RIA Novosti) - The minister of economic development and trade said the rate of inflation might approach zero in August.

    Speaking at a government session Thursday, German Gref said deflation was 0.1% in the first two weeks of August as compared to 0.4% inflation in the same period of 2004.

    Gref said deflation was expected to be 0.2% in August.