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  1. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    Factory surge drives index to 19-month high

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... in 2009. Bejing will stick to a prudent monetary policy next year and keep consumer prices stable, outgoing central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said, in fresh sign that there will be no change ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Manufacturing expansion indicates economy on the mend, PBOC chief hints policies to continue Factory surge drives index to 19-month high ...

  2. Business - Money

    Japan consumer prices fall 0.1pc in September

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 08:21am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Consumer prices in Japan edged down 0.1 per cent year-on-year in September, falling for the fifth consecutive month, the internal affairs ministry said Friday. The drop in the reading for the core index, which excludes volatile prices of fresh food, was marginally smaller than a market forecast drop of 0.2 percent, according to Dow Jones ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China slowdown deepens as factory output weakens

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 07:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... the government’s ability to enact fresh monetary stimulus measures. Consumer prices rose 2.0 per cent year-on-year as food prices increased 3.4 per cent. Inflation stood at 1.8 per cent in July. Chinese ... consumer prices make it harder to “absorb the inflationary pressure” of monetary stimulus. Their report said the government was more likely to favour other tools such as fiscal stimulus, to help ...

  4. 'Brother Fuel Price' speaks for consumers

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was in line with higher global crude oil prices. Petrol consumers, mostly car drivers, would set their sights once again on the mainland's three oil giants- PetroChina, Sinopec and CNOOC- whose ... Daniel Ren The latest increase in the mainland's heavily regulated petrol prices has thrust a Zhejiang university student into the national spotlight. Asked by a television reporter ...

  5. Business - China Business

    Briefs, December 15, 2012

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF, AGENCIES

    ... factory output posted its sharpest increase in nearly a year last month as car production staged a rebound, while consumer prices slipped, in welcome signs for an economic recovery. The Federal ... firm Markit said its preliminary gauge of factory activity this month rose to 54.2, the highest since April, from 52.8 in November. Meanwhile, consumer prices dropped 0.3 per cent last month, ...

  6. Inflation worries hit consumer sentiment in HK

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... shows. The consumer confidence index fell to 77.5 in the quarter, the lowest since the quarterly study was launched in 2008. The reading in the previous quarter was 80.7. The study found that Hongkongers worried most about inflation and exorbitant housing prices. On prices and home purchases, the index stood at 56.6 and 49.2, both lower than the readings in the previous quarter. A reading ...

  7. China's inflation statistics don't show the true picture

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... their country's true rate of inflation. These include rounding down all numbers to the right of decimal points, using official government prices rather than the prices that consumers actually pay in the shops, and simply omitting goods with fast-rising prices from the consumer price index (CPI) shopping basket. As a result, Argentina's statisticians are able to claim that inflation ...

  8. Business - Economy - MONETARY POLICY

    China's low inflation sets the tone for policy easing

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... of Statistics data showed yesterday that the consumer price index, a key gauge of inflation, climbed 1.9 per cent in September from a year earlier, slower than the 2 per cent gain in August. Food ... institutions said was driven by the government's increases in retail fuel prices as global crude oil prices climbed. The producer price index, an advanced indicator of prices, dropped 3.6 per cent ...

  9. Soaring grain prices stoke inflation fears

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of rising reliance on such imports. Foodstuffs account for 32 per cent of the basket of goods in China's consumer price index. Rising global grain prices are expected to push the CPI higher next year. Last month, the index rose 2.2 per cent from a year earlier, the slowest pace in nearly 21/2 years, and down from a 3 per cent increase in May. The producer price index, which ...

  10. Dip in mainland inflation may ease monetary curbs

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... they suggest a dramatic slowdown in economic growth and give policymakers more room to stimulate demand given continuing concerns about sluggish US growth and the euro-zone crisis. The consumer price index rose 3.2 per cent year on year last month, a 20-month low, after rising 4.5 per cent in January, and the producer price index was flat, compared with a 0.7 per cent year-on-year increase ...




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