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  1. 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 ...

  2. Downward mobility

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... factors including exchange rates and housing prices. The Census and Statistics Department's Consumer Price Index (CPI) does not give us the full picture. Indeed, the CPI increase has remained ... measures, have helped keep CPI low. According to the Consumer Council's analysis based on major supermarket price data, grain and oil food items went up by 15 per cent in 2007 and 34.9 per cent ...

  3. Inflation on the march

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Inflation rose to a four-month high last month, with the consumer price index up 2.8 per cent year on year. The underlying inflation rate, which strips out the effects of relief ... measured by the index. A government spokesman said prices would continue rising moderately. ...

  4. September inflation eases to 2.6pc

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Inflation was 2.6 per cent year on year last month, down from 3 per cent in August. The government said the figure was distorted by the final payment of a one-off electricity charge subsidy in August last year. Without the effect of any one-off relief measures, the consumer price index was 2.2 per cent, compared to 1.9 per cent in August, mainly because of rising ...

  5. Inflation rate lower than expected

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Inflation was 3 per cent last month, up from 1.3 per cent in July but slightly lower than the 3.2 per cent economists had forecast. The government said the figure was distorted by a waiving of rent for public housing tenants. Without them, the consumer price index was 1.9 per cent higher than in the same month last year- as it was in July. A government spokesman said growth ...

  6. Protesters seek changes to transport-fare formula

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... said. The legally binding formula is based on two factors in general- the consumer price index and transport wages. A rise of at least 1.5 per cent against the previous calculation outcome ... decreased. So, the formula could have overestimated. 'Despite a rise in the consumer price index, the incomes of many workers, such as cleaners and security guards, do not go up proportionally. ...

  7. Non-official Executive Council members waive pay rise

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and influential Exco member Lau Wong-fat to disclose some of his commercial interests. The monthly pay of Exco members and legislators is usually adjusted annually in line with the Consumer Price Index ... Price Index, this month legislators will receive a pay rise of: 1.4% ...

  8. Fuel rises show Beijing can control inflation

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the monthly consumer price index, the commission said. The planning body last month said the government would intervene in the commodity market to rein in inflation. Consumer prices jumped 5.1 per ... Huiyong, a chief economist at Shenyin Wanguo Securities, said petrol has a small weighting in the country's consumer price index and the price increase wouldn't massively add to the index ...

  9. Universities told to hold canteen prices down

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for 40 fen. We also have to maintain the same portion sizes.' The central government is facing a major task in taming runaway inflation- the consumer price index jumped 4.4 per cent last ... the end of this month to December 20, with the aim of stabilising prices. Keeping the lid on Inflation pushed the consumer price index up last month by its biggest jump in two years of: 4.4% ...

  10. Beijing confirms price controls in inflation fight

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... by agricultural products. With the Consumer Price Index rising 4.4 per cent year on year in October, the Ministry of Commerce reported on Tuesday that in the first two weeks of this month the average ... or investors' money, from the domestic market. Heading up The Consumer Price Index reached this level, in percentage terms year on year in October: 4.4% Raw deal This month the average price of 18 types ...




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