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  1. Rents, food drive inflation to 6.3pc

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of inflation- the sharpest jump in 16 years- The consumer price index rose to 8.4 per cent in November 1995 ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com Consumer prices in Hong Kong surged 6.3 per cent in real terms in August, up from the 5.8 per cent recorded in July. The nominal inflation rate was 5.7 per ...

  2. Travellers deserve a better deal, say lawmakers

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Jimmy Cheung

    ... into account the Consumer Price Index, wage index and productivity gains. Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong, of the Coalition to Monitor Public Transport and Utilities, feared the new system might push up fares. ...

  3. 'Organic' skincare products may not be worth the high price, consumer chief warns

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Ladies, don't be obsessed by skincare products with labels claiming 'organic' and 'natural' ingredients: they may not be the best choice for you despite their generally higher prices. That was the message yesterday from Consumer Council chief executive Connie Lau Yin-hing. Her warning was based on council inspections of skincare products. Those who insist ...

  4. Economic dilemma

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A rise in the consumer price index has fuelled fears that the mainland's economy is starting to overheat. But continued growth is essential if the government is to create jobs and further its aim of raising rural incomes. How should the central government deal with this dilemma? Share your views. Write to us. ...

  5. Power prices will be tied to CPI when profit scheme ends: report

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... a report said the government planned to scrap the system and tie power tariffs to the consumer price index. Hongkong Electric said the scheme of control, which allows profits of up to 13.5 per cent ... would release a document either in December or early next year that would tie electricity tariffs to the consumer price index and interest rates. This would spell the end of the scheme ...

  6. Comment - Blogs - MR. SHANGKONG

    The impact of politics on stock prices

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 05:08pm by George Chen

    ... of the Communist Party of China affect Chinese stock market investors? Don’t hold your breath. People say that history always repeats itself and the impact on the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index during ... points on October 19, 2007 (closing date); the index lost 85 points in total, down 1.4 per cent. The 16th congress: 1554.2 points on November 7, 2002 versus 1460.8 points on November 14, 2002; ...

  7. Cut rent, panel urges

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rent-adjustment system that may take into account the consumer price index and income movements in setting rents. ...

  8. Helping hand

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The chief executive has said he might give help to groups that monitor consumer prices. Should the government be doing more to keep the price of essential items such as food, at an affordable level? Write to us. ...

  9. Two new options to settle rent dispute

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Public housing tenants may be charged according to the consumer price index The Housing Department is considering two new options in the way public housing rents are adjusted after being defeated in a judicial review earlier this year, it emerged yesterday. One option is to use the consumer price index as the basis for adjusting rents because this is the best ...

  10. No sweet medicine for our inflation's ills

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Nai-keung The consumer price index has jumped: everybody knows this because it is eating into their wallets. Basically, there are just two factors: food prices and rent. Few have been ... that of spaghetti. But the price is going up. The Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the US dollar, which is constantly slipping; but we have to pay in yuan for most of our daily necessities, and the yuan ...




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