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  1. Mainland food price hikes hit HK families, diners; more rises loom

    Posted Dec 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Martin Wong

    ... Amy Nip and Martin Wong Rising food prices are eating into the pockets of Hongkongers, both at home and in the city's restaurants. Food costs, as measured by the consumer price index, were up 6.1 per cent year on year last month, compared with 5.7 pe ...

  2. Hotting up

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Inflation on the mainland went up by 6.5 per cent last month, raising fears of an interest rate hike and plunging stock prices. What effect, if any, do you think this could have on Hong Kong's economy? Write to us. ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Private schools, dental visits fuel Australian inflation, pushing interest rate cuts off the table

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:18pm by Reuters

    ... “Further out, we see the bank remaining on hold for the rest of the year, with hikes starting in Q1 next year, assuming the economy is picking up by then.” The central bank has held its policy rate ...

  4. PBoC move suggests Beijing still cautious

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... effect on May 18, China's largest banks will face a 21 per cent reserve requirement, among the highest in the world. This is the fifth action this year after six hikes in 2010, each by 50 ... though it has little direct impact on the real economy and inflation'. 'We believe the room for further rate hikes is quite small this year on concerns of hot money inflows and economic ...

  5. What China's rate rise really means

    Posted Oct 31st 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... to the consensus among analysts. 'A rate hike is an implicit admission that administrative controls- the government's preferred tool for keeping overheating pressures at bay- are not as effective as previously thought,' according to research by the foreign exchange strategy team at Merrill Lynch. The rate hike of 27 basis points brings the one-year lending rate and the one-year deposit rate ...

  6. Mainland inflation slows, but even more cooling measures expected

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... cent through August,' Ng said. 'On the policy front, we thus see at least one more reserve requirement ratio hike, and potentially two more interest rate hikes (to correct ... on checking inflation in coming months,' Qu said. 'Get ready for more hikes in the reserve ratio and rates in the coming weeks.' Jing Ulrich, chairman of JPMorgan's China equities ...

  7. Mainland growth story 'to continue'

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bank of China, the central bank, to adopt greater tightening measures next year, including two 50 bases points-reserve requirement ratio hikes and five interest rates hikes of 125 bases points. ...

  8. Bank stocks fall ahead of increase in reserve ratio

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will be the seventh since last October and the fourth this year, underscoring the government's concerns over social unrest if inflation spins out of control. 'We expect two more reserve-ratio hikes ... declining 0.46 per cent. Mao Junhua, an analyst with China International Capital Investment (CICC), said the reserve rise and further interest-rate hikes were widely expected. 'Into May ...

  9. Business - Economy

    India on course to cut rates this week

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to try to shield their economies from the spillover of the euro-zone debt crisis. But India's central bank- which last cut rates in April after an aggressive multi-year rate-hiking spree- ...

  10. Exco plea to power firms to cut rises

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday morning. 'The council has expressed reservations about the excessive tariff hikes,' he said, adding that it had asked both firms to reconsider their positions. Speaking ... 'These firms are wolves which completely ignore if the people can bear the increase and how the tariff hike will trigger inflation,' said unionist legislator Lee Cheuk-yan. 70% CLP ...




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