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Qatar Prices Rise 1.1% on Gains in Entertainment, Clothes

June 13 (Bloomberg) -- Qatar’s consumer price index rose 1.1 percent in May from a year earlier, the statistics agency said today.

The prices of entertainment, recreation and culture gained 7.3 percent, according to an e-mailed release from the statistics authority. The sub-index for furniture, textiles and home appliances rose 6.2 percent.

The increases were offset by a 6 percent drop in rent, fuel and energy, according to the release.

To contact the reporter on this story: Robert Tuttle in Doha at rtuttle@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net

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