The Central Bank does not plan to decrease its refinancing rate, SergeyIgnatyev, chairman of the Central Bank, told journalists in the House ofGovernment today. It is due to the fact that it has been already reducedrecently, Ignatyev specified. At the same time he pointed out that therefinancing rate would be decreasing, as the dynamics of the inflation ratewere forecasted to fall in the future. Moreover, he declared that inDecember 2002 the Central Bank would make currency interventions to preventruble's excessive devaluation. .
The body of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was found in a well on the territory of the residence of the Saudi Consulate General in Istanbul
The month of October was rich with rare astronomical phenomena.