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  1. 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. ...

  2. Business - Economy - CONSUMER PRICES

    Room for policy easing as China's consumer prices rise 2.5pc

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:17am by Reuters

    ... The National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday that the consumer price index rose 2.5 per cent in May, quickening from 1.8 per cent in April and slightly exceeding market expectations of a 2.4 per ... consumer inflation edged up to a four-month high of 2.5 per cent last month while factory price deflation eased, reinforcing signs of stabilisation in the economy. Inflation still remained well ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business - Economy

    South Korea consumer sentiment bounces back in June

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:08am by Reuters

    ... that recovery in domestic consumption is back on track, a central bank survey showed. The Bank of Korea said its composite consumer sentiment index rose to 107 in June from 105 in May. The index had ... sales softened. The index's 2.3 point improvement in June, however, fell short of making up May's 3.6 point fall. A reading above 100 shows that consumers who expect economic ...

  6. Business - Economy

    China's consumer prices rise at steady rate of 2.5pc year on year in January

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 10:20am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Consumer price index rises 2.5pc year on year, leaving room for interest rate reform Mainland inflation steady in January The mainland's consumer price index climbed 2.5 per cent year on year last month, on par with the rise in December, which was the slowest increase since June. The subdued inflation, while reflecting weak ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Australia consumer sentiment index bounces in June

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 11:43am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney A poll by the Melbourne Institute and Westpac Bank showed its index of consumer sentiment rose 4.7 per cent in June, recovering somewhat from a 7.0 per cent drop in May. ... of 1,200 people by the Melbourne Institute and Westpac Bank showed its index of consumer sentiment rose 4.7 per cent in June, recovering somewhat from a 7.0 per cent drop in May. That left ...

  9. Business - Economy - Japan Economy

    Japan consumer spending, factory output skid after rise in sales tax

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:57am by Reuters

    ... in April from a year earlier, the fastest gain since February 1991, as the sales tax increase boosted prices across the board. The increase in the core consumer price index, which excludes volatile ... after the April 1 sales tax increase than it did after the 3 per cent sales tax was imposed in 1989, and when the tax was raised to 5 per cent in 1997. Nationwide consumer prices showed ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Westpac, MNI launch China consumer sentiment index

    Posted May 07th 2014, 01:08am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Staff Reporter Westpac, MNI join to launch new index A new monthly report tracking the rapidly growing influence of Chinese consumers on the mainland's economic development ... McKay said. The index, which builds on information MNI has gathered since 2007, has a databank of more than 100,000 reference points to enable analysis of mainland consumer activity by city, ...




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