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  1. Inflation bites where it hurts most- food

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... has increased, the extra she receives has not kept up with the rising cost of her most basic expense- food. The 69-year-old says the price rises have hurt so much that she has now given up ... inflation is the central government's top priority as unchecked growth in prices hurts the basic needs and livelihoods of ordinary workers and a population already torn by a widening income ...

  2. Home is where the hurt is as rates rise

    Posted Apr 01st 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... At bottom of the pricing food chain, householders will bear brunt of an increase, writes Louis Beckerling The leaping interest rate 'buck' is likely to land uncomfortably in the laps of Hong Kong home owners and tenants this year, but leave the ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asset inflation policies threaten to create another economic bubble

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by ANDY XIE

    ... and are rapidly inflating. The little people are hurt most from such inflation. Their suffering then subsidises those who borrow cheap money to bet on asset bubbles. Crony capitalism is associated ...

  4. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Outgoing commerce chief warns over trade, inflation

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 05:23pm by Victoria Ruan, Cary Huang

    ... warned that the depreciation of the yen, euro and US dollar could hurt China's trade and fuel inflation. Mainland exports jumped 21.8 per cent last month from a year earlier, customs data ...

  5. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China's economy hits turning point

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... leadership transition. The Hang Seng Index lost 0.85 per cent. The mainland economy has slowed for seven quarters as exports were hurt by the European debt crisis and domestic demand was subdued ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Li Keqiang's inflation tightrope

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... company. "There are a lot of uncertainties for policymakers to weigh next year. They don't want to loosen further to stir up inflation but neither should they tighten too much to hurt ...

  7. Who's reaping the windfall?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... firms tend to borrow in US dollars, but their income is primarily in yuan. So they have been hurt by the non-appreciation of the yuan this year. The airlines used to be able to book solid gains ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - Market

    Hong Kong buyers see homes as hedge against inflation, say analysts

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... and potentially hurting the overall financial stability of Hong Kong," said Yu. ...

  9. Credit Agricole tips yuan's rise to slow next year

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Agricole's global head of foreign exchange. Chinese export growth slowed to 15.9 per cent in October, from 17.1 per cent in September, as Europe's sovereign debt turmoil hurt European consumer ...

  10. Flexibility vital in anti-inflation drive

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... measure hurt small and medium-sized enterprises, which account for 60 per cent of gross domestic product and 80 per cent of employment. Steps have recently been taken to increase financing ...




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