MOSCOW, April 11 Russia's central bank may reach
its inflation target of 4 percent much earlier than it
originally expected, First Central Bank Deputy Governor Ksenia
Yudayeva told reporters on Tuesday.
"Inflation is at 4.2-4.3 percent now, the target (of 4
percent) is not far away and can be reached much earlier than
the end of the year," she said.
Asked about the possibility of a further cut in the key rate
at the central bank's meeting this month, Yudayeva said that
inflation data was promising so far but that the central bank
would evaluate all the information before the meeting.
(Reporting by Elena Fabrichnaya; Writing by Katya Golubkova;
Editing by Polina Devitt/Andrew Osborn)