Czech deputy queries Slovak rules to fix prices

A deputy governor at the Czech National Bank has questioned Slovakia's measures to limit inflation in the run-up to its adoption of the euro.

Slovakia's Ministry of Justice has prepared legislation, which is due to be enforced from September, to stop businesses hiking prices by unjustified amounts in the months leading up to the country adopting the single currency in January 2009. If passed in its present form, businesspeople could serve up to three years in jail for inflating the costs of

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