Lebanese shop in the Beirut district of Hamra. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Lebanon's Consumer Price Index was little changed in April, with the latest figures from the Central Administration of Statistics showing a modest 0.1 percent decline compared with the previous month.In April, the subindexes largely followed the national trend, with the Nabatieh subindex recording the biggest decline at 0.9 percent and the Bekaa Valley the only region to see an increase in consumer prices, of 0.2 percent.The April increase in clothing prices was offset by drops in food (1.4 percent), utilities (0.3 percent), furnishings (0.1 percent), heath care (2.1 percent), communications (0.1 percent) and the restaurant/hotel category (0.1 percent).
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