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  1. Inflation today, risk of deflation tomorrow

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Everyone is worried about rising inflation on the mainland. The concern is understandable, but it is just possible that we are afraid of the wrong thing. The real danger may ... expects a big figure for 2007's gross domestic product growth, close to 11.5 per cent for the year. Instead, attention will be fixed on the mainland's inflation rate. Judging from recent ...

  2. News - World

    Higher energy costs push US wholesale prices up 0.3 pct. in August; inflation stays mild

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 08:33pm by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher energy costs push US wholesale prices up 0.3 pct. in August; inflation stays mild. ...

  3. News - World

    Higher food and gas costs push up US wholesale prices 0.5 pct. in May; core inflation tame

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 08:32pm by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher food and gas costs push up US wholesale prices 0.5 pct. in May; core inflation tame. ...

  4. Experts play down threat of stagflation

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Economists have played down concerns that Hong Kong may be facing stagflation as inflation gathers pace and fears of a recession in the United States grow. Uncertainty over ... inflation figure because of the effect of the government's waiving of property rates. The full-year rise in the consumer price index last year was 2 per cent; without the government measures, ...

  5. Inflation concerns have no borders

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Inflation was clearly on the mind of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office director, Wang Guangya, during his visit to the city this week, the first since his ... everywhere, which is leading workers to press for higher wages. Governments the world over are trying to cope with the resultant inflation, knowing that if it gets out of hand, a vicious cycle could ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Firms take dim view of energy costs pushed up by climate change: poll

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com The resulting higher cost of energy worries firms, though many are willing to pay to ditch coal Firms under climate change clouds A growing number of companies see the rising power costs and scarce environmental resources as ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Despite boom, higher costs push Big Oil into slump

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 11:29am by AP

    ... Jonathan Fahey in New York New troves of oil have been found all over the globe, and oil companies are taking in around US$100 for every barrel they produce. But these seemingly prosperous conditions aren’t doing much for Big Oil: Profit and production at ...

  8. Soaring costs push China Southern into red

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So China Southern Airlines, the largest Asian airline by passenger numbers, posted a 4.82 billion yuan (HK$5.47 billion) loss for last year, worse than most analysts expected. The company did not declare a final dividend. Sales increased 1.63 pe ...

  9. Cost-pushed toy exhibitors test limits for buyers

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang A tug of war between exhibitors and buyers has flared at the Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair, the world's second largest of its kind, as soaring costs prompted many producers to lift selling prices. Many of the 2,000 exhibitors at the four ...

  10. Taiwan costs push Next Media into the red

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hui Yuk-min Media maverick Jimmy Lai Chee-ying's flagship Next Media has fallen into the red after heavy losses from its Taiwan operations. The main board-listed media company recorded a HK$109.12 million net loss for the six months to September 30, ...




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