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  1. Business - Economy - Japan Economy

    Japan consumer spending, factory output skid after rise in sales tax

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:57am by Reuters

    ... in April from a year earlier, the fastest gain since February 1991, as the sales tax increase boosted prices across the board. The increase in the core consumer price index, which excludes volatile ... after the April 1 sales tax increase than it did after the 3 per cent sales tax was imposed in 1989, and when the tax was raised to 5 per cent in 1997. Nationwide consumer prices showed ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China slowdown deepens as factory output weakens

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 07:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... the government’s ability to enact fresh monetary stimulus measures. Consumer prices rose 2.0 per cent year-on-year as food prices increased 3.4 per cent. Inflation stood at 1.8 per cent in July. Chinese ... consumer prices make it harder to “absorb the inflationary pressure” of monetary stimulus. Their report said the government was more likely to favour other tools such as fiscal stimulus, to help ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Beijing raises natural gas prices by 16pc

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 04:59pm by Eric Ng

    ... prices were much lower to protect consumers and farmers, but rising imports, which makes up over 30 per cent of consumption, forced Beijing to lift prices to stem losses for importers. The hike ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com The central government has raised the mainland’s average non-residential natural gas prices by around 16 per cent, in line with analysts’ expectations ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Australian consumer confidence rebounds

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 11:43am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney A measure of Australian consumer sentiment rebounded this month as rising home prices made people feel better about their finances while making them more confident about splashing out on big ticket items. The survey of 1,200 people by the Melbourne Institute and Westpac Bank showed its index of consumer sentiment rose 1.9 per cent, following a 2.1 per cent dip ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Deflation fears ease in Japan as consumer prices rise

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 11:37am by Reuters

    ... where consumer prices have fallen steadily. The so-called core-core inflation index, which excludes food and energy prices, dropped 0.1 per cent. That was the same pace of decline as in July ... Reuters in Tokyo Increase in petrol costs and weaker yen fuel 0.8 per cent gain in core inflation Deflation fears ease in Japan as consumer prices rise Japan's core consumer inflation ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - RESIDENTIAL

    Prices of used homes fall in Beijing and Shanghai

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:04am by Langi Chiang

    ... up in August, the SCMP-CTC index shows. The average price of used homes dropped 1.1 per cent to 40,463 yuan (HK$51,020) per square metre in Beijing, faster than July's decline of 0.8 per cent, according to the index, a collaboration between the South China Morning Post and Century 21 China Real Estate (CTC), a property consultancy. Prices in Shanghai fell for a second month, ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Fed should include asset price trends in policy adjustments

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:56am by BLOOM

    ... simply averaged the consumer price index and corporate credit growth, the informational value of the combined indicator would be vastly improved. For example, the CPI grew just 2 per cent ... By looking only at consumer prices and wages, the Fed's inflation barometers focus on a part of the picture that is no longer representative. Globalisation has put a ceiling on the prices ...




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