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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Bank of Japan says recovery, inflation on track as tax rise pain eases

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Central bank keeps policy steady, sticks to 2 per cent inflation target Japanese recovery on track as tax pain eases The Bank of Japan maintained its stimulus programme yesterday and stuck to its forecast that inflation will approach its 2 per cent target next year, unfazed by recent data casting doubts over its scenario of an investment-led economic recovery. ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Weaker June inflation data may prompt more stimulus from Beijing

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Lower consumer inflation and continuing decline in producer price index could prompt Beijing to launch stronger growth measures Weak inflation data may spur more stimulus China's consumer inflation cooled slightly more than expected in June, pointing to lingering weakness in the economy which could prompt Beijing to launch further stimulus measures ...

  8. News - World - AVIATION

    United Airlines plane makes emergency landing after slide inflates

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Plane makes emergency landing as chute inflates A flight from Chicago was forced to make an emergency landing in the US state of Kansas after a slide deployed mid-air and inflated inside the plane's cabin. The United Airlines Boeing 737 jet left O'Hare International Airport, bound for Santa Ana in California, with 96 passengers ...

  9. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Now is the time to worry about inflation not deflation

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris Recent abuses of monetary policy may condemn those who cannot remember the past to repeat it It is time to worry about inflation not deflation Hong Kong's inflation ran at double digits from 1989 to 1995, often remarkably near the 9.9 per cent level. The maths may have been correct- but what was being measured? The man in the street considered inflation ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Korea exports to China up first time in six months

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 01:08pm by Reuters

    ... quarterly growth in nearly two years in the April-June period. But an extremely low annual inflation reading- a seven-month low of 1.1 per cent in September from 1.4 per cent in August and below ... … as the inflation data came as a surprise because the official views from the government and the central bank have been that inflation would gradually rise," said Kong Dong-rak, a fixed-income analyst ...




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