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  1. Business - Economy - EURO ZONE

    Euro zone back in the firing line over low inflation and stagnating growth

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:29am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris Euro zone back in firing line over low inflation, growth After a two-year break, the euro zone is back in the financial markets' firing line due to stagnating growth, low inflation, budget problems in France and Italy and rising political risk in Greece, where the bloc's debt crisis began in 2009. This is not euro crisis 2.0. At least not for now. ...

  2. Business - Economy - OUTLOOK

    Slowing China inflation fans concerns over global growth

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:52am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Wall Street and European stocks take a hit as gloomy data from China adds to rising worries over prospects for global growth Growth fears as inflation slows to 5-year low Mainland inflation hit its lowest in nearly five years in the latest sign that the Chinese economy might be slowing and adding to the worldwide economic gloom, triggering ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

    Modern mooncakes and inflatable lanterns 'eroding Mid-Autumn tradition', traders say

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:14am by Arthur Chan

    ... worried that modern products like inflatable lanterns and "snowy" mooncakes were eroding tradition. "Sales of traditional lanterns have been in decline," said one Wan Chai toy shop owner. "Children nowadays buy only the new inflatable lanterns." Other retailers said their bestselling lanterns in recent years were those based on cartoons, such as the latest ...

  4. Business - Economy - INFLATION

    Singapore sticks to tight monetary policy despite disappointing growth

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 11:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singapore’s central bank cut its forecasts for headline and core inflation this year but stuck to its tight monetary policy as expected on Tuesday, saying core inflation is likely to stay above its historical average over the next few quarters. In a widely expected decision, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said it would maintain its policy of allowing ...

  5. Business - Economy

    India's inflation higher than expected

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New Delhi Inflationin India exceeds forecasts India's consumer price inflation quickened more than economists estimated, adding pressure on central bank governor Raghuram ... Asia's fastest inflation. The highest borrowing costs among the region's largest economies risk damping growth that's essential to narrow the budget deficit to a seven-year-low. ...

  6. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China's consumer inflation tame in July, but producer deflation stubborn

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Rate remains steady at 2.3pc but producer deflation proves stubborn Mainland consumer inflation stays tame at 2.3pc The mainland posted mild consumer inflation ... for the 29th consecutive month. Analysts attributed the steady CPI to slides in prices for fresh fruit and vegetables, which offset rises in other categories. "In general, China's inflation ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - LABOUR

    Rising Hong Kong construction costs require creative approach, says consultancy

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 06:33pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Imported workers and new methods of building may offer solutions to industry, experts say Construction costs continue to soar, beating inflation Rising building costs in Hong Kong show no sign of abating, with construction inflation consistently exceeding the city's overall inflation rate, consultants say. With the sector struggling to find ...

  8. Business - Economy - BONDS

    TIPS market points to price stagnation

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 09:31am by Reuters

    ... even more reason for alarm. The Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) market is suggesting price stagnation may be just around the corner. Slowing global growth, particularly because ... months of the year. These securities, which provide protection for investors against rising inflation, are closely watched because they feature a measure of inflation expectations called ...

  9. News - China

    China censors giant inflatable toad story after comparisons with former Communist Party chief

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Chinese reports about a giant inflatable toad have been deleted from the internet after social media users compared the puffed-up animal to former Communist Party chief Jiang Zemin. The installation of a giant inflatable duck in Hong Kong’s harbour last year sparked a national craze for oversized blow-up wildlife, with several Chinese cities ...

  10. 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

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Overall consumer prices rose 3.6 per cent year-on-year in June, having risen 3.7 per cent in May Year-on-year inflation in Hong Kong slowed slightly last ... 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 ...




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