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  1. Inflation gobbles up wage rises

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung A pay rise in times of inflation doesn't necessarily mean more money to spend, as Hong Kong workers have found this year. Average wages in September rose 2.4 per cent ... said the rate of pay rises would catch up with inflation in the third quarter next year. Mo said the economy was still recovering and companies were circumspect when it came to raising salaries ...

  2. Inflation top concern at policy meeting

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Beijing vowed to do more to quell inflation as it tries to ensure stable economic development next year, after its annual top-level policy meeting. In a statement ... and properly handle the relations between maintaining steady and relatively fast economic growth, economic restructuring and managing inflation expectations,' the statement said. 'Strategic ...

  3. JP Morgan tips at least three rate rises to tackle inflation

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... on inflation, according to JP Morgan. The People's Bank of China has raised interest rates once and banks' reserve requirements twice this month in response to a 4.4 per cent rise in inflation ... and commodities business, believes investors are right to be wary. She said three to four rounds of interest rate increases can be expected in the coming quarters, which would take inflation-adjusted bank ...

  4. Beijing shifts inflation fight to commodities

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing Beijing is cracking down on commodity speculation as it faces an uphill battle against rising inflation. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has asked ... the mainland's inflation hit a 25-month high of 4.4 per cent last month mainly on food items. Excessive liquidity in the nation's banking system and the latest move in the United States to ease ...

  5. Inflation jumps 4.4pc on surging prices of food

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Surging food prices have pushed up the mainland's consumer inflation to a 25-month high, increasing the likelihood of the central bank raising interest rates and bank reserve requirements again. The consumer price index (CPI), the key gauge of inflation, was 4.4 per cent higher last month than a year earlier, driven by a 10.1 per cent rise in food ...

  6. Container workers demand 5pc pay rise

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was needed because of inflation. ...

  7. Mainland growth story 'to continue'

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

    ... despite weakening external demand. In light of rising inflation, CCB expects the central government to implement relatively loose fiscal policy and tight monetary policy next year. It forecasts ... receiving government support and further progress in the yuan's internationalisation. CCB says that given rising inflation and the pressure to manage liquidity, it expects the People's ...

  8. HK GDP growth remains strong but economists warn of bubble

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... of a rising risk of inflation and an asset-market bubble. The encouraging recovery has prompted the government to revise its full-year GDP growth forecast to 6.5 per cent from between 5 per cent ... in asset market exuberance and a risk of rising inflation, Chan warned. 'So there is no ground for excessive optimism.' The inflation outlook for this year has been revised upward. ...

  9. Europe can learn from Argentina's woes

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Pettis

    ... or inflating, the choice decides which sectors of the population are going to pay for the cost of the adjustment. Here the track record of Argentina since 2002 is very suggestive. During ...

  10. Mainland inflation rises, industrial growth slows

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Inflation on the mainland rose to a 19-month high last month, while factory output and investment slowed, complicating government efforts to maintain steady economic ... full-year target, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday. But a government spokesman said the May inflation rate was boosted by a low comparison base a year earlier and insisted ...




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