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Is Iran on the right track to managing inflation?

To make the economy stable and predictable, the government needs to put an end to its borrowing habit and cut spending in a significant way, economists believe.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani  arrives to attend the closing statement for the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta April 23, 2015. 
REUTERS/Darren Whiteside - RTX19YAE

To achieve sustainable growth and bridge gaps in employment and living standards, efforts must be directed toward the attainment of a single-digit inflation rate, an elusive target, according to Iran’s authorities and prominent economists who spoke at the 25th Annual Conference on Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies in Tehran on May 31-June 1.

President Hassan Rouhani and his pragmatic economic team feel proud these days of taming inflation to about 15%. However, the officials admit that they will have a long, challenging way ahead to bring general price level of goods and services down further, as they will need to consider "totally different" tools from those so far used to curb 40% inflation of October 2013.

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