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Fasting drives prices higher in South East Asia

30 June 2014 Last updated at 07:20 BST

Muslims around the world have begun fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

In South East Asia, and especially in Indonesia - the world's most populous Muslim nation - this means increased demand for staple goods.

This, in turn, leads to higher prices. The cycle of fasting and feasting can often see prices jump dramatically in South East Asia's largest economy.

But as the BBC's Indonesia Editor Karishma Vaswani reports, this year, the price of food could have political implications.

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