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  1. Statisticians in bit of a twist over revised consumer price index

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... 28 It happens every five years, right on schedule. Our statisticians conduct a survey of household expenditure patterns, adjust the weights of the consumer price index for it and, well, ... A higher weighting for food in the total consumer basket, she says, is 'due to the increases in both prices of various basic food items and the costs of meals bought away from home'. Very ...

  2. Consumer price index posts 0.8pc rise in May

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... The increase in consumer prices is higher than the 0.5 per cent recorded in April but on par with February and March. Inflation in May was roughly in line with analysts' estimates. A government ... consumer demand continues to strengthen, consumer prices are expected to edge up gradually in the months ahead,' he added. Analysts expect inflation to top 1.1 per cent in 2005 ...

  3. Consumer price index forecast to climb 2pc

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee in Beijing The mainland's consumer price index will climb out of negative territory and rise to about 2 per cent for the full year, the Ministry of Commerce said. ... bottoming out, but all this doesn't support a fast consumer price rise,' he said. ...

  4. Peg puts question of consumer price index rise out of the equation

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... The peg determines whether our consumer prices go up or down. The only way Mr Tang could ever have a say in it is if he were to scrap the peg. Think about it. If either he or Joseph Yam Chi-kwong ... touted everywhere but the fact is our prolonged bout of deflation ended in August last year. As the chart shows, since that time the trend of consumer prices has been up. All that happened ...

  5. Beijing warned to guard against inflation rebound

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the US dollar' could trigger a comeback of inflation. Mr Zhang estimated the consumer price index, a key inflation measure, to rise less than 6 per cent. The index rose 6.7 per cent ... with China International Capital Corp. Mr Ha expects next year's producer price index to decline between 6.3 and 7.5 per cent and consumer prices excluding food to drop 0.4 per cent. Including ...

  6. PBOC lifts reserve ratio as inflation rises to 8.5pc

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... lenders must hold in reserve by 0.5 percentage point, the fourth such move this year, as the consumer price index rose to within a whisker of February's almost 12-year high of 8.7 per cent. ... Tom Miller in Beijing More tightening action expected after consumer prices surge Consumer inflation on the mainland rebounded unexpectedly to 8.5 per cent last month, prompting ...

  7. Mainland consumers risk nasty dose of demand flu

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to be a retreat from the heady 23 per cent growth rates enjoyed last summer before the economic crunch began to bite. But when you consider that consumer price inflation dropped 4 percentage points over the same period, it looks as if mainland consumers have continued to spend at an impressive clip in real terms, despite the twin blows of falling asset prices and mounting job losses. Following ...

  8. Inflation hits 22-month high as floods drive up food prices

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland's consumer price index, a major gauge of inflation, hit a near-two-year high in August, but economists do not expect the rise to prompt further fiscal tightening by Beijing such as an increase in interest rates. The consumer price index (CPI) was up 3.5 per cent from a year earlier, compared with July's 3.3 per cent, suggesting ...

  9. Housing weighs on consumer prices

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The falling cost of housing continues to be a drag on consumer prices in Hong Kong. Economists say that with the economy showing signs of cooling, the inflation rate is unlikely to accelerate soon. Figures issued by the Census and Statistics Department show the composite consumer price index (CPI) rose a nominal 0.7 per cent last month compared with the same time ...

  10. Power prices

    Posted Oct 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you think of a system that would tie power tariffs to the consumer price index and interest rates? It could replace the current scheme of control, due to expire in 2008, which guarantees the power companies a minimum profit. Share your views: write to us. ...




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