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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Food scare hurts Taiwan growth

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:54am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Taipei Food scare hurts Taiwan growth Taiwan's economy grew at a slower pace than expected last quarter as concern over food safety dampened spending at restaurants. ... with the median 3.9 per cent estimate in a survey of economists and 3.74 per cent growth in the second quarter of the year. The discovery of tainted oil in local food prompted Taiwanese firms including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1629374/food-scare-hurts-taiwan-growth
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    EC cuts euro zone forecast as deflation threat lingers

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 03:21am by Bloomberg

    ... which is also being dragged down by tumbling energy and food prices," added Buti. The bleaker outlook highlights the fledgling nature of the euro zone's recovery and the deflation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1632204/ec-cuts-euro-zone-forecast-deflation-threat-lingers
  3. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Launch of iPhone 6 sees Hong Kong retail sales rise by 4.8pc in September

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 07:47pm by Phila Siu

    ... clothing, footwear and associated products went up 7.6 per cent; and motor vehicles and parts were up 15 per cent. But food, alcoholic drinks and tobacco not sold in supermarkets dropped 9.1 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1631278/retail-sales-well-year-year-september-thanks-iphone-6-launch
  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong in lukewarm response to European Central Bank rate cut

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:37am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... according to EU data. A cheaper euro will only help European trade figures. Costas Kampolis, the owner of Hong Kong-based Oilco Mediterranean Foods welcomed the ECB decision. "We need a lower ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1586263/hong-kong-lukewarm-response-european-central-bank-rate-cut
  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Restaurants serving locals keep up sales amid drop in tourist spending

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by Amy Nip

    ... an insider in the food and beverage business says. Strong local demand boosted the restaurant sector, saving it from the slide in sales experienced by luxury retail brands amid President Xi ... reflecting reduced customer flow. Restaurants serving Chinese food did less well than those serving non-Chinese food, with their respective receipt billings rising 0.8 per cent and 5.6 per cent. Fast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563780/restaurants-serving-locals-keep-sales-amid-drop-tourist-spending
  6. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief Norman Chan adds to gloom on economy

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:28pm by Patsy Moy

    ... of the city's Chamber of Food and Beverage Industry, was also worried about the impact of Ebola on the catering industry. "Hundreds of restaurants were forced to close down during Sars. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571643/hong-kong-monetary-authority-chief-norman-chan-adds-gloom-economy
  7. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Would you like a rise with that? How Hong Kong fares on the Big Mac Index

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:50pm by PHILA

    ... to gauge how the current wage ranks in purchasing power compared with other nations. While it is almost impossible to make such a comparison because of a plethora of factors- food prices, rents, ... of inflation, which was 3.6 per cent in June, the latest figure available. Tang said in making the recommendation, his party considered a basket of factors, including food and transportation costs. Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567209/would-you-rise-how-hong-kong-fares-big-mac-index
  8. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Year-on-year inflation in Hong Kong slowed slightly in June, government reports

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:10pm by Phila Siu

    ... month last year, while other food prices rose 3.4 per cent. A government spokesman said that the rate of increase in inflation was continuing to ease, with the composite consumer price index ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557006/year-year-inflation-hong-kong-slowed-slightly-june-government-reports
  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Slower food price rises cool inflation

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 11:23am by JANE CAI

    ... food price rises cool inflation Inflationary pressures on the mainland fell last month as food price increases slowed, alleviating concerns over any imminent monetary policy tightening. ... of pork and sending inflation soaring in 2008. Consumer inflation fell 0.9 per cent from February, with food prices down 2.9 per cent, according to the statistics bureau. That lower rate might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1210597/china-march-cpi-eases-factory-deflation-stubborn
  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China must invest abroad for food security, forum told

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... for food security, forum told China must invest overseas to ensure its food security, said speakers at the recent Asian Financial Forum. "China and India have to open to global markets like Australia, Africa and Latin America, and invest in these countries' agricultural production for food security," said Fan Shenggen, the director general of the International Food Policy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1133255/china-must-invest-abroad-food-security-forum-told

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