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  1. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Year-on-year inflation in Hong Kong slowed slightly in June, government reports

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:10pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Overall consumer prices rose 3.6 per cent year-on-year in June, having risen 3.7 per cent in May Year-on-year inflation in Hong Kong slowed slightly last ... month last year, while other food prices rose 3.4 per cent. A government spokesman said that the rate of increase in inflation was continuing to ease, with the composite consumer price index ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Bank of Japan says recovery, inflation on track as tax rise pain eases

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Central bank keeps policy steady, sticks to 2 per cent inflation target Japanese recovery on track as tax pain eases The Bank of Japan maintained its stimulus programme yesterday and stuck to its forecast that inflation will approach its 2 per cent target next year, unfazed by recent data casting doubts over its scenario of an investment-led economic recovery. ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Weaker June inflation data may prompt more stimulus from Beijing

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Lower consumer inflation and continuing decline in producer price index could prompt Beijing to launch stronger growth measures Weak inflation data may spur more stimulus China's consumer inflation cooled slightly more than expected in June, pointing to lingering weakness in the economy which could prompt Beijing to launch further stimulus measures ...

  4. News - World - AVIATION

    United Airlines plane makes emergency landing after slide inflates

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Plane makes emergency landing as chute inflates A flight from Chicago was forced to make an emergency landing in the US state of Kansas after a slide deployed mid-air and inflated inside the plane's cabin. The United Airlines Boeing 737 jet left O'Hare International Airport, bound for Santa Ana in California, with 96 passengers ...

  5. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Now is the time to worry about inflation not deflation

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris Recent abuses of monetary policy may condemn those who cannot remember the past to repeat it It is time to worry about inflation not deflation Hong Kong's inflation ran at double digits from 1989 to 1995, often remarkably near the 9.9 per cent level. The maths may have been correct- but what was being measured? The man in the street considered inflation ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Home price inflation eases on mainland

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:39am by Langi Chiang

    ... and that property sales may then pick up in the second half of the year. Annual housing price inflation eased in 66 of the 70 cities tracked by the statistics agency, down from 67 in April. The quickest ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    ECB takes rates negative in battle against low inflation

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 12:38am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Frankfurt ECB takes rates negative in battle against low inflation The European Central Bank launched a raft of measures yesterday to fight low inflation and boost the euro-zone ... citing "low inflation, a weak recovery and weak monetary and credit dynamics". The package, adopted unanimously, would increase lending to the real economy, he said. Other steps ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil service union calls for pay rise to match inflation

    Posted May 16th 2014, 07:54pm by Tony Cheung

    ... representing lower-paid employees urged the administration to take staff morale into account and consider a pay rise that was more in line with inflation. "Our colleagues have been working [hard] ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Mainland China's inflation rate falls to an 18-month low

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:20am by Victoria Ruan

    ... for the economy Mainland inflation falls to 18-month low The mainland's inflation rate hit an 18-month low in April, fuelling more talk about the need for the central bank to ease monetary policy ... The producer price index declined 2 per cent from a year earlier, marking the 26th consecutive monthly fall, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed yesterday. A desire for benign inflation ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Bank of Japan sees steady progress in hitting 2pc inflation goal

    Posted May 01st 2014, 01:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Bank of Japan sees steady progress on inflation goal The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and laid out projections underscoring its conviction that inflation ... inflation will accelerate this year and stay at about 2 per cent for at least two years from the middle of 2015, signalling its confidence on meeting its price goal. It also maintained its view ...




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