Inflation rise or fall linked to drought recovery

Economist Xhanti Payi says it is difficult to predict what's going to happen to the inflation rate as the drought impact continues to hit the agriculture industry.

Payi says policy will have to be worked out carefully as nobody knows how Brexit will affect the economy.

As drought situation turns around, we should see inflation coming down.

Xhanti Payi, economist and Nascence Advisory co-owner

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