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  1. In Baghdad

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... In Baghdad by Paul McGeough Allen&Unwin $125 Paul McGeough and other foreign journalists who stayed - not necessarily willingly - for the duration of the Iraq war tried their best to report the truth amid bullets, bombs and massive propaganda campaign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424299/baghdad
  2. HK consumers the happiest in 6 years

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... are now more willing to spend.' The Consumer Satisfaction Index covers 69 goods and services that comprise more than three-quarters of the composite Consumer Price Index. They include goods ... Elaine Wu Consumers are more satisfied with products and services this year than they were a year ago, according to a City University survey. The Hong Kong Consumer Satisfaction Index rose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439640/hk-consumers-happiest-6-years
  3. Price shocks are painful but good for us

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... HERE ARE TWO questions for you to put some perspective on the news that the rate of consumer price deflation grew steeper last month, with overall prices down 3.1 per cent from June last ... than Hongkong Electric), did you say: 'How nice. I wish we had this every month'? (2) When you heard that consumer prices fell by 3.1 per cent last month, did you say: 'How ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422632/price-shocks-are-painful-good-us
  4. Travel, tourism plays lift index

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Easing Sars concerns and hopes of an influx of visitors over the National Day holiday help the HSI recover its poise Bargain hunting yesterday helped the Hang Seng Index pare its losses as investors returned to travel and tourism plays. The index rose 73.21 points or 0.67 per cent to 10,883.52 ahead of the long weekend. Kenny Tang Sing-hing of Tung Tai Securities said trading had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427602/travel-tourism-plays-lift-index
  5. Overseas fund inflows sustain rally for index

    Posted Oct 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of 330 pips. The Hang Seng Index also added 125.76 points, or 1.08 per cent, to reach a fresh 16-month high of 11,734.48 after touching an intraday high of 11,838.24. Sentiment remained strong ... to $98.25. Lehman Brothers banking analysts Tracy Yu said banks should benefit from an increase in residential property prices on three fronts: a potential increase in the value of underlying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430340/overseas-fund-inflows-sustain-rally-index
  6. HK prices fall at the fastest pace in 3 years

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Index tumbles 4pc in July after heavy discounts and property-rate cuts Consumer prices in Hong Kong fell at the fastest pace in three years last month, driven down by businesses offering heavy discounts to try to win back customers after the end of the Sars outbreak, and reductions on property rates, the government said yesterday. The composite consumer price index (CPI), which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425552/hk-prices-fall-fastest-pace-3-years
  7. Easing deflation raises hopes of end to five years of gloom

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... The composite consumer price index (CPI), which measures the cost of a basket of commonly used goods and services, fell 2.7 per cent last month, the government said, making it the 60th consecutive month ... charges for one more month. Deflation is bad for economies because it eats away at company profits by keeping a lid on the prices they can charge. It also hurts consumer confidence by making ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435516/easing-deflation-raises-hopes-end-five-years-gloom
  8. Drop in professionals' wages cushioned by deflation

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... yesterday. But an even faster drop in the June composite consumer price index (CPI) of 3.1 per cent cushioned the salary decline. The index of monthly salaries for mid-level managers ... and communications sector enjoyed a 3.7 per cent rise. The salary index for the manufacturing, gas and electricity industries, as well as the wholesale, retail and import/export trade, rose 3.2 per cent when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433954/drop-professionals-wages-cushioned-deflation
  9. Economic dilemma

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A rise in the consumer price index has fuelled fears that the mainland's economy is starting to overheat. But continued growth is essential if the government is to create jobs and further its aim of raising rural incomes. How should the central government deal with this dilemma? Share your views. Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438230/economic-dilemma
  10. Still waiting for Liao's fare policy to arrive

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... not a clue as to how their fares are regulated. The reason that this increasingly matters, as the first chart shows, is that the overall consumer price index (CPI) has dropped by 15 per cent since ... much of its rise pre-1998 is also attributable to that property element rocketing and, as the chart shows, the public transport companies were only too happy all that time to ride this price ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420934/still-waiting-liaos-fare-policy-arrive

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