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  1. Consumers may be the catch for fishy set of inflation numbers

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... this particular smell will be allowed to emanate from the figures and thus I shall wrinkle my nose for it one last time. The basket of goods on which the consumer price index is calculated ... Jake van der Kamp 'A government spokesman pointed out that the edge-up in the consumer price inflation in December was mostly due to the temporary disruption in the supply ...

  2. Mainland acts to keep price increases in check

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Commission website yesterday said the ceilings set included a 1 percentage-point increase in the monthly rate of consumer price inflation- or a 4 percentage-point rise in the annual rate. In either instance, new projects that would worsen inflation are to be frozen by regional authorities for three months. The mainland's consumer price index rose 2.8 per cent in the first quarter over ...

  3. What goods will be most affected by rising inflation in China and Hong Kong? How will the consumer be affected? How should people manage this problem?

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... focuses on the impact of inflation on consumers. Jing Ulrich (chairman of global markets, China JP Morgan) highlights the issue of food price inflation. She notes that the mainland's current ... inflation has reached a high of 11.7 per cent and pork prices are again on the rise, at present 40 per cent above levels seen one year ago. Although consumer price inflation has picked up ...

  4. CPI easing nothing to celebrate

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Inflationary pressures eased marginally on the mainland last month, with the consumer price index rising 6.1 per cent year on year, down from 6.2 ... but a significant chunk of the latest increase, came from food prices, which surged 13.4 per cent year on year last month. Non-food prices rose 2.9 per cent, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data showed ...

  5. Beijingers spared the worst of rising prices

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Beijing bucked the national trend of soaring food prices, a key part of the consumer price index, for the first half of the year thanks to abundant supplies, economists said ... in the costs of most consumer goods and services. Municipal statisticians said the price index for telecommunications and transport services dropped by 5.8 per cent, mainly driven by a permanent cut ...

  6. Beijing says signs point to overheating

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... carrying reports suggesting that the inflation and economic growth figures in the first six months could be bigger than expected. They suggested that the headline consumer price index might exceed ... market. Warning There are fears the mainland's CPI might exceed 4 per cent The consumer price index reached a 27-month high in May when it stood at: 3.4% ...

  7. Economists split on the issues driving inflation

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some say the consumer price index is being driven up by only a small number of food price increases, indicating a structural problem, while others see the near 11-year high as part ... inflation, not to mention comprehensive inflation.' Food prices rose 18.2 per cent year on year last month, feeding the 6.5 per cent rise in the index, while prices of non-food products rose ...

  8. Growth in producer prices accelerates

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... compared with a 4.9 per cent rise last year. The bureau also predicted the consumer price index, the key indicator of inflation, would rise 1 per cent this year, far below the central ... yesterday. The producer price index (PPI), a leading inflation indicator, rose 2.4 per cent last month from a year earlier, after climbing 1.9 per cent in April, as rising capital spending pushed raw ...

  9. Like it or not, inflation is now back with us

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... a decline from a year earlier as the May consumer price index report would have us believe. We shall start with what the CPI report says is inflation in housing. This is the red line in the first ... . It only tracks property rents. If you think this odd, you are not alone but there are indeed good reasons why it is hard to incorporate property prices in an inflation index. Answer just a simple ...

  10. Inflation at three-year high due to rent, food

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... said. The underlying consumer price index for the first half of 2011 was 4.5 per cent higher than it was a year earlier, prompting Dr Raymond So Wai-man, dean of Hang Seng Management ... to welfare recipients and two months' rent for public housing tenants, was 5.5 per cent. 'Private housing rentals and food prices were the two major driving forces, accounting for about 70 ...




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