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  1. Compiler adds more consumer stocks to MSCI index

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra and Wong Ka-chun The MSCI, an equity index compiler, has added six stocks to a mainland benchmark, four of which are from the consumer sector, to replace nine in its semi-annual review yesterday. Want Want China Holdings, a snack maker, and Tsingtao Brewery headlined the group of incoming members in MSCI's China Standard Index while some big names ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Consumer prices rise 4.4pc in February

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 07:10pm by Amy Nip

    ... of poultry and fresh sea products in February 2013. Taking January and February together to remove such distortions, the underlying Composite Consumer Price Index rose by 3.8 per cent over a year ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Consumer prices rose 4.4 per cent in February from a year ago, the Census and Statistics Department announced on Thursday. It is a bigger increase than in January, ...

  3. Inflation hits 22-month high as floods drive up food prices

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland's consumer price index, a major gauge of inflation, hit a near-two-year high in August, but economists do not expect the rise to prompt further fiscal tightening by Beijing such as an increase in interest rates. The consumer price index (CPI) was up 3.5 per cent from a year earlier, compared with July's 3.3 per cent, suggesting ...

  4. News - China - ECONOMY

    China consumer inflation hits 10-month high

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com As consumer price index shows rise of 3.2pc, moves to cool economy look likely Mainland inflation highest in 10 months China's consumer ... The consumer price index (CPI) rose 3.2 per cent last month from a year ago, pushed up by higher food prices during the Lunar New Year festival, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday. ...

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    Hong Kong consumer confidence remains low, poll shows

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:50pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap Hongkong consumers retain a pessimistic outlook, especially about the prices of goods and housing, a City University survey shows. The Hong Kong consumer confidence index ... the consumer confidence index – an indicator of spending intentions – in 2008, surveying people’s present attitudes and their outlook for the next three months. Respondents are asked about the economy, ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Kimchi, South Korea's pungent cabbage dish, gains an index

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 10:25pm by Reuters

    ... agriculture ministry launched the index yesterday, saying that it would be published weekly to alert consumers if prices proved to be "seriously volatile". "By having a Kimchi Index, consumers can then easily figure out when is the best time to make kimchi," said Choi Jung-rok, the director of the ministry's horticulture industry division. The Big Mac Index, which ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. HK consumers the happiest in 6 years

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... are now more willing to spend.' The Consumer Satisfaction Index covers 69 goods and services that comprise more than three-quarters of the composite Consumer Price Index. They include goods ... Elaine Wu Consumers are more satisfied with products and services this year than they were a year ago, according to a City University survey. The Hong Kong Consumer Satisfaction Index rose ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Consumer and producer prices decline further

    Posted Jun 11th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The decline in consumer and producer prices on the mainland continued into last month, but economists are playing down the risk of deflation, noting that commodity prices had rebounded, the economy was stabilising and further price reform was on the horizon. The consumer price index fell 1.4 per cent from May last year. It was the fourth consecutive monthly ...




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