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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. Slice of Life

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... Compiled by Alex Price From the South China Morning Post this week in 1990 London, December 17 The Iraqi President, Mr Saddam Hussein, has acquired enough Western technology to produce ... with calls after consumer rights activist Ralph Nader gave out the number and urged people to call the American Vice-President and urge him not to accept a US$45,000 pay rise. 'We could barely ...

  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

    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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China

    China becomes world's second biggest consumer of high-priced wine

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:25am by Mischa Moselle

    ... Mischa Moselle mischa.moselle@scmp.com Country also the biggest consumer of red wine, and industry sees sales continuing to grow China No 2 buyer of pricier wines Propelled by a love of "lucky" red wine, China's drinkers are now the second-biggest consumers of high-priced wine in the world, new figures show. Tipplers on the mainland and in Hong Kong, who are lumped together ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    No more shocks at supermarket as prices go up just 0.9pc in a year

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Amy Nip

    ... stabilised last year after a two-year climb, a Consumer Council survey has revealed. The prices of the 200 top-selling items in three chains- CR Vanguard, Wellcome and ParknShop- rose just 0.9 per ... to competition among the supermarkets, their pricing strategies and shoppers' changing buying power and tastes," council head Gilly Wong Fung-han said yesterday. In the consumer watchdog's ...




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