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  1. City battered during snowstorm battling a surge in food prices

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of Chinese cabbage costs several yuan now as prices have risen from 1.2 yuan a kilo a month ago to 5 yuan a kilo,' he said. The mainland's Consumer Price Index (CPI), a broad measure ... to a surge in inflation. Shen Ailian, a librarian in Yueyang, said she was particularly dismayed by the prices of fresh vegetables, even though they had dropped slightly since the storm. Ms Shen, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626886/city-battered-during-snowstorm-battling-surge-food-prices
  2. Food prices lift inflation

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... price index rose 3.4 per cent year on year last month- a 27-month high. 'Consumer inflation in 2007 will be pushed up by food price hikes, which are the result of a surge in meat, poultry ... warned that meat and egg prices could rise even further. Rents, also a key consumer price index component, were being pushed up by rising property prices, the centre said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597630/food-prices-lift-inflation
  3. Food price rises seen pushing up inflation

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... price index rose 3.4 per cent year on year last month- a 27-month high- up from 3 per cent in April and 3.3 per cent in March. 'Consumer inflation in 2007 will be pushed up by food price ... consumer price index component, also remained on an upward trend because they were being pushed up by rising property prices, the centre said. In separate development, the NDRC and seven other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597632/food-price-rises-seen-pushing-inflation
  4. Protesters seek changes to transport-fare formula

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... said. The legally binding formula is based on two factors in general- the consumer price index and transport wages. A rise of at least 1.5 per cent against the previous calculation outcome ... decreased. So, the formula could have overestimated. 'Despite a rise in the consumer price index, the incomes of many workers, such as cleaners and security guards, do not go up proportionally. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711812/protesters-seek-changes-transport-fare-formula
  5. Statistics agency to introduce more indices but leave CPI base alone

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... consumer price index to include house prices. The accuracy of the nation's statistics has long been called into question, particularly in regard to consumer prices, which have surged recently. ... not to incorporate housing prices in the consumer price index, saying that method was widely adopted by other economies. 'We will work to strengthen and improve statistics related to people's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624227/statistics-agency-introduce-more-indices-leave-cpi-base-alone
  6. Salaries of most HK professionals fall slightly, latest figures show

    Posted Nov 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in prices? as measured by the Consumer Price Index? the Real Salary Index stayed virtually flat in June compared with a year earlier. Analysed by sector and on a year-on-year comparison, average ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/477373/salaries-most-hk-professionals-fall-slightly-latest-figures-show
  7. Rate relief dampens inflation but food prices are up 6pc

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ..., a stronger yuan, US dollar weakness and high oil prices all posed inflation risks, the government warned. Food items make up a quarter of the consumer price index. Their prices have been rising ... Dennis Eng Food prices were up 6 per cent year on year last month but inflation held steady at 1.6 per cent as a result of one-off rates relief, the government said. Excluding the rates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612651/rate-relief-dampens-inflation-food-prices-are-6pc
  8. Budget proposals in face of inflation

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Tuesday, showed that Hong Kong's overall consumer prices, as measured by the consumer price index in September, were 3.2 per cent higher year on year, with food costs up 5.1 per cent. Chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734430/budget-proposals-face-inflation
  9. Vice-minister rules out inflation threat

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... system reform,' Mr Zheng said. The consumer price index (CPI), a major gauge of inflation, hit an 11-year record of 6.9 per cent last month, triggering fears that price pressures ... Cary Huang in Beijing A senior Communist Party official has ruled out the possibility of the mainland's rising food prices spilling to other sectors and leading to broader inflation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620888/vice-minister-rules-out-inflation-threat
  10. Minimum wage law should aim to help 'working poor' in society

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... basic cost for one person living and working here and taking into account the consumer price index and a comparison with the CSSA payment as suggested by Mr Wong, a weighted minimum hourly wage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673247/minimum-wage-law-should-aim-help-working-poor-society

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