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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - AWARDS

    Post property team wins consumer reporting award

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:39pm by Sandy Li

    ... powder, and luxury gold ornaments. “And, furthermore, multifarious consumer issues abounded: runaway property prices, food adulteration, questionable practices in telecom services, dubious medical ... Staff Reporter The South China Morning Post ’s Property desk won a merit award in the features category at the 14th Consumer Rights Reporting Awards on Friday. Property reporter Yvonne ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - SECONDARY MARKET

    Used home prices fall in Shanghai for first time this year

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 02:56pm by Langi Chiang

    ... prices in the secondary market dropped in Shanghai last month for the first time this year, but the decline in Beijing eased, the SCMP-CTC index shows. The price for second-hand homes in Shanghai ... secondary home price index in Beijing fell to 156 last month from 157 in June. In Shanghai, it edged down to 143 from 144. After six months of correction, sales started to increase in Beijing. ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Consumers may be the catch for fishy set of inflation numbers

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... this particular smell will be allowed to emanate from the figures and thus I shall wrinkle my nose for it one last time. The basket of goods on which the consumer price index is calculated ... Jake van der Kamp 'A government spokesman pointed out that the edge-up in the consumer price inflation in December was mostly due to the temporary disruption in the supply ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong consumer prices rise 4.1pc in 2012

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 06:08pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Inflation remains steady at 3.7pc during November, December Consumer prices in Hong Kong rose by 4.1 per cent last year over the previous year, the Census and Statistics ... the department on Monday also released consumer price figures for December. December’s inflation remained at 3.7 per cent, the same rate as in November, the department said. The increase would be 3.8 per ...

  8. Business - China Business - COMPETITION

    China slaps record 1.24b yuan fine against Japanese car firms for price fixing

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 02:35pm by Kwong Man-ki in Beijing

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com The mainland has fined 10 Japanese companies a record 1.24 billion yuan (HK$1.56 billion) for violating anti-trust law by fixing prices for automotive parts and bearings. The fines, the largest so far meted out by the pricing regulator, the National Development Reform Commission (NDRC), follow a global crackdown including in the United ...

  9. Business - Companies - LISTINGS

    China Rundong falls below IPO price

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 02:22pm by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Chinese luxury car dealer China Rundong Auto fell 7.8 per cent below its IPO price in morning trade on its Hong Kong trading debut. The stock fell up to 15.9 per cent to HK$3.01 before ending the morning session at HK$3.3. The Hang Seng Index edged 0.13 per cent during the session. The car dealer’s 268.62 million shares ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Australia business conditions survey at loftiest in four years

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:11am by Reuters

    ... after a couple of disappointing months. There was also upbeat news for household wealth as yesterday's data showed growth in home prices topped 10 per cent in the year to June, adding a massive A$492 billion (HK$3.53 billion) to the value of Australia's housing stock. National Australia Bank's survey of more than 400 firms showed its index of business conditions jumped ...




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