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  1. China's inflation statistics don't show the true picture

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... their country's true rate of inflation. These include rounding down all numbers to the right of decimal points, using official government prices rather than the prices that consumers actually pay in the shops, and simply omitting goods with fast-rising prices from the consumer price index (CPI) shopping basket. As a result, Argentina's statisticians are able to claim that inflation ...

  2. The China consumer dream remains as elusive as ever

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of the capitalisation of the MSCI China equity index, compared with 10.4 per cent for India and over 20 per cent for the US and Japan. In the past, consumer companies have been starved of credit by China's ... estimated earnings. With the H-share index as a whole trading at 13 times forward earnings, consumer stocks are looking very expensive, even allowing for the sector's growth prospects. So even ...

  3. The Chinese consumer fails to live up to the world's hopes

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... figures- also shows a worrying deterioration in sentiment. In January, the country's consumer confidence index slumped to just 99.9. To put that fall into perspective, it is the lowest reading ... has caused this slump in confidence is debatable. Inflation often acts as a spur to consumer demand. Spending today is seen as better than spending tomorrow, when prices will be higher. ...

  4. H-share index finds better balance

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Services, which operates the index. 'As the Chinese economy matures, there will be more consumer-related companies that will have a chance to come to Hong Kong.' The H-share index ... financial shares, as well as from sectors such as services, help the index reflect more of China's domestic growth instead of the more cyclical nature of commodity prices, which are determined ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The indebted consumer's guide to growth in China

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Growth rate of increase in loans key to fuelling country's economic pace but the credit-driven model is clearly not sustainable The indebted consumer's guide ... consumers, so with whole economies. According to Tilton, a 900 billion yuan increase in the quarterly flow of China's total social financing typically boosts the following quarter's ...

  6. Price rises in check, says Wen

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... control this year. We are fully capable of sustaining steady and fast economic growth.' China's consumer price index rose 5.5 per cent year on year last month, the fastest pace in 34 ... China is confident price rises will be kept firmly under control this year, Premier Wen Jiabao says, and his cabinet's efforts to stem inflation have worked. In an article published ...

  7. Don't put off price reform because of inflation fears

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Xu Sitao The consumer price index hit 5.5 per cent last month, the highest in almost three years. Has inflation peaked in China? The short answer is no, because inflation is driven not only by supply-side factors such as weather and commodity price volatility, but is also a result of factor-price reforms. Electricity shortages have occurred in many provinces. In some coastal ...

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    Shifting China consumer tastes show in brand sales

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 05:20pm by Reuters Breakingviews in Hong Kong

    ... Chinese consumers are increasingly seeking to take advantage of better prices abroad. Despite China’s slowing GDP growth, 40 per cent of consumers plan to increase their discretionary spending ... Reuters Breakingviews in Hong Kong China’s consumers are still spending, but some brands are losing their lustre. Yum Brands and Hong Kong listed jeweller Chow Tai Fook have both warned ...

  9. Mainland fuel price rises long overdue

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... raise fuel prices without excessively pumping up the overall inflation rate. With fuel weighted at just 3 per cent in China's consumer price index, most economists reckon the combined ... each other for the sharp run-up in oil prices, and both sides suspicious of the role played by speculators in driving the market higher. Perhaps strangely, among the few consumers with little ...

  10. Global soyabean bullies hold mainland hostage to prices, says academic

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for '1 or 2 per cent' of the country's 4.8 per cent inflation last year. Food accounts for 32.74 per cent of the consumer price index. 'International society should do something ... alleges that the world's soyabean exporters use prices as a tool against China. High soyabean prices raise the cost of animal feed and therefore the cost of pork, the nation's favourite ...




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