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  1. Surfeit of statistics inflates confusion on mainland's deflation risk

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... enough statistics on inflation to put the US to shame. You can get them for consumer, retail, producer, purchaser, corporate goods and fixed asset price indices. They are further broken down ... the farmers more for their grain crops. The red line on the first chart shows you that they did. The grain price component of the consumer price index suddenly spiked up to a year over year inflation ...

  2. Inflation

    Posted Oct 30th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... Chris Oliver Goldman Sachs has cautioned inflation may rise sharply next year, particularly in the US, as tight labour markets lay the groundwork for rising wages. The core inflation rate- which excludes volatile food and energy prices- remains contained, they said, but it could rise if higher energy costs eventually feed into other prices and wage demands. Surveys on inflation ...

  3. Food and rent cost rises lift inflation

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Residential rent rises and more expensive food helped bump inflation slightly to 1.4 per cent in August over a year ago, latest government figures show. The increase continues the upward trend in the Consumer Price Index since April but is below the consensus estimate of 1.5 per cent. The index rose 1.3 per cent in July. 'Looking ahead, consumer price inflation ...

  4. Food costs trigger inflation

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Consumer prices expected to keep rising modestly Higher prices for food, package tours and clothing last month helped inflation return to Hong Kong. The consumer price index increased by 0.8 per cent compared to a year ago. Hong Kong had six straight months of mild inflation before seeing a 0.5 per cent drop in the index in January. Economists had generally expected ...

  5. It's inflation that Thai wage earners worry about

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... David Fullbrook For ordinary Thais, many of them earning less than 200 baht ($37.85) a day, it is not increasing oil prices that really hurt but the accompanying inflation that erodes ... a jolly 42-year-old who drives a motorcycle taxi, or tuk-tuk. Inflation is fuelling anxiety, keeping wallets shut. 'People don't want to spend money because prices are going up ...

  6. HK records inflation rate of 1.7pc in November

    Posted Dec 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.33pm: Hong Kong?s inflation rate in November rose by 1.7 per cent compared with a year earlier? smaller than the 1.8 per cent rise recorded in October, government figures released on Thursday showed. The Census and Statistic Department said inflation had eased slightly because price increases in food, jewellery and package tours had slowed down. ...

  7. Time to brace for impact of inflation

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... prices, soaring rents and even surging Sevens tickets all suggest something is up in the local economy. Inflation- a worry that investor's haven't had to consider seriously for decades- is suddenly back and higher prices are set to become part of the landscape for years to come. In June, consumer prices rose 1.2 per cent from the same month a year ago, the highest inflation rate ...

  8. Easing inflation puzzles analysts

    Posted Dec 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Inflation eased slightly in November to 1.7 per cent year on year after six straight months of steady growth in the pace of consumer price rises. The government pointed ... last month. Inflation came in at 1.8 per cent in October. According to the Census and Statistics Department, the biggest price rises were recorded in electricity, gas and water, up 4.3 per ...

  9. HK's inflation up 1.2pc in June year-on-year

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.55pm: Hong Kong's inflation rate rose to 1.2 per cent in June over a year earlier, following a 0.8 per cent year-on-year increase in May, government figures ... cent compared with the same period in 2004. For the first half of 2005, the index rose by 0.6 per cent from a year earlier, the statement said. A government spokesman said inflation edged up ...

  10. Rent, oil-price rises boost inflation

    Posted Oct 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.46pm: Rises in rents and oil prices helped push Hong Kong?s inflation up to 1.6 per cent in September compared with a year earlier, government figures released ... spokesman predicted inflation would keep rising in Hong Kong.?Looking ahead, consumer price inflation is expected to move up further, along with the gradual rise-back in private housing rentals ...




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