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  1. The new flood

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Frederic Neumann It seems like we have watched this movie before. After three short years, the West is once again gripped by financial paralysis. This time, of course, the source is Europe, rather than the United States. But, regardless, the world is seem ...

  2. Business - Economy - THAI ECONOMY

    Thai inflation higher than expected

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 02:49pm

    ... economists think the economy will shrink in July-September from the previous quarter. The BOT made quarter-point rate cuts in November and January to help industry recover from devastating floods in late 2011. Most economists expect the central bank to keep the rate steady for the rest of the year as the economy has picked up after a slump caused by the floods despite the global slowdown. ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to leave interest rates on hold to help the country's economy recover from last year's devastating floods. Food inflation had surged because of the floods, which disrupted supply ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Inflation fears put check on more interest rate cuts

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... of a rebound in inflation hindering a rate-cut policy. Analysts believe consumer prices may start rising again, driven up by floods and soaring global commodities prices. This may eat into the gains ...

  5. Ask our experts

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... due to the US downturn has led to a flood of cheap US dollars seeking a home. Effective zero interest rates dissuade savings while generating the idea that the US wishes to debase its currency ...

  6. Rising rent and food prices push annual inflation up to 4.6pc

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... where January's floods have caused prices to rise since the Lunar New Year, Hong Kong Food Council chairman Simon Wong Ka-wo said. 'Fish served in banquets, such as grouper, come from ...

  7. Factory output rise smallest in 11 months

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in June and food inflation is likely to remain high since the recent floods in southern China could cause a temporary disruption in the food supply.' The CPI, the main gauge of inflation, ...

  8. Bond sale axed amid credit squeeze

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at high levels of above 6 per cent from June to September, peaking 7.8 per cent in August amid rising food prices caused by the drought and floods in southern provinces. 'If people are just ...

  9. China's manufacturing exodus

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang in Guangzhou denise.tsang@scmp.com As overseas buyers flood China's largest and most established trade show, the Canton Fair, change is afoot in the world's largest exporter. Relentless inflation in production costs and wages had forced many manufacturers to relocate production from the Pearl River Delta or Yangtze River Delta to Southeast Asian countries ...

  10. Extra subsidies to boost farms

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... them to adopt new technology, infrastructure upgrades and beefed-up flood-prevention works. Inflation on the mainland was 4.8 per cent last year, the highest since 1997 and well above ...




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