BUSINESS — Inflation rate doubles in first half of 2013-14

Inflation in Burma has doubled in the first six months of the 2013-14 fiscal year, in relation to the 2012-13 figure. According to a report by parliamentary body the Public Accounts Joint Committee, inflation has risen from 2.85 percent to 5.77 percent. Joint committee member Win Than urged the government to control inflation by stabilising currency rates as commodity prices rise.