Russia risks not reaching 4 percent inflation target in 2017: central bank analysts

September 1, 2016 7:05 AM EDT

A Russian national flag flies over the Central Bank headquarters in Moscow, Russia, May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's inflation is on a downward path, but is not falling fast enough to give confidence that the central bank's 4 percent inflation target will be reached by the end of 2017, analysts at the central bank said in a research note on Thursday.

The views expressed by the economists do not necessarily reflect the official stance of the central bank.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly and Elena Fabrichnaya; editing by Maria Kiselyova and Jack Stubbs)

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