By Olga Razumovskaya

MOSCOW--Russian consumer prices rose 0.1% in the week to Dec. 12, data from the Federal Statistics Service showed Wednesday.

The inflation rate was the same as in the previous week, with prices rising 0.3% from the beginning of the month. Since the beginning of the year, prices have risen 5.3% compared with 12.9% during the same period in 2015.

The Bank of Russia left its key interest rate unchanged on Friday, as expected.

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

December 21, 2016 08:39 ET (13:39 GMT)

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