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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Housing weighs on consumer prices

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The falling cost of housing continues to be a drag on consumer prices in Hong Kong. Economists say that with the economy showing signs of cooling, the inflation rate is unlikely to accelerate soon. Figures issued by the Census and Statistics Department show the composite consumer price index (CPI) rose a nominal 0.7 per cent last month compared with the same time ...

  4. China's rate of inflation at slowest in 14 months

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... prices, and analysts expect price pressures to continue to ease. The consumer price index (CPI) rose 4.2 per cent year on year last month, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday. The rate was the slowest pace since September of last year and well below the 5.5 per cent recorded in October. The producer price index (PPI) gained 2.7 per cent from a year ago last month, ...

  5. Inflation persists as food prices soar

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... step up measures to curb price growth, particularly in the overheated property sector. The consumer price index (CPI), the main gauge of inflation, rose 5.5 per cent year-on-year in May, up ... average reaching 5 per cent in 2011,' said Tao Wang, chief China economist at UBS Securities. The producer price index (PPI), the main gauge of inflation at the wholesale level, rose 6.8 per ...

  6. HK's return to inflation still on the horizon

    Posted Sep 24th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Celebrations for Hong Kong's apparent return to inflation last month may have been a little premature. A lower-than-expected consumer price index figure issued yesterday indicates that price levels have actually reverted to where they were at the start of the year. While the nominal year-on-year CPI increase in August was 0.8 per cent, about 0.2 percentage points ...

  7. Consumer news on safety, governance rates high in survey

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... over the prices of goods after a serious rise in inflation this year. Meanwhile, the consumer satisfaction index for last year measured by City University has hit a record high since 1998, ... of the weightings in Hong Kong's composite consumer price index. The food and drink category saw the biggest drop in rate, down 3.6 percentage points to 69.9 per cent. 'The quality of food ...

  8. Home rentals driving up consumer prices

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Rising rentals for housing will continue to be the main factor driving up consumer prices, which rose by 1.9 per cent year on year in April and are expected to climb steadily in the coming months, economists say. Last month's increase in the consumer price index tops the 1.6 per cent inflation recorded in March. April's figure was slightly below the consensus ...

  9. Power prices

    Posted Oct 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you think of a system that would tie power tariffs to the consumer price index and interest rates? It could replace the current scheme of control, due to expire in 2008, which guarantees the power companies a minimum profit. Share your views: write to us. ...

  10. Beijing hits back at inflation critics

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the consumer price index, saying such purchases are investments, not consumption. Some media and chat-room contributors have cast doubt on the index's credibility, arguing that housing costs ... of this year. Prices of new residential properties rose 6.4 per cent for the second quarter. Mr Zou said the global practice of disregarding property prices in the consumer price index should ...




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