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  1. Concerns over inflation weigh on 2011 outlook

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hong Kong's private sector finished on a strong note last year but worries over inflation weigh on the outlook for this year. The purchasing managers' index compiled ... commodities and raw materials, is vulnerable to the threat of inflation. Some economists believe inflation is partly imported from across the border, with the mainland's consumer prices rising ...

  2. Developers' inflation of luxury home sizes probed

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The government is examining why developers of two luxury residential projects in Sai Kung have included areas like covered parking spaces when calculating home size, when these areas were excluded from their calculations during previous sales. T ...

  3. Sharp fall in mainland bank loans amid curbs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... months, as Beijing's tightening measures to curb inflation took effect. As of August 29, the amount of loans dived from previous amounts of about 200 billion yuan in the preceding two months, ... measures,' he said. 'Last week, the National Development and Reform Commission reiterated its top priority of fighting inflation. The current relatively tight macroeconomic policies ...

  4. Fuel price ceiling raised for Beijing motorists

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng The Beijing municipal government has raised fuel prices by as much as 4.4 per cent as inflation eases. The capital's guidance retail petrol prices were increased by 2.5 to 2.8 ... to meet National IV vehicle emission standards, implemented at the start of this year to cut pollution ahead of the Olympics. The increases were delayed in the face of inflation. However, consumer ...

  5. Swire extends orchestra sponsorship

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Property developer Swire has extended its sponsorship of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra for another three years, until 2012. Swire, which offered a HK$36 million, three-year sponsorship to the orchestra in 2006, said it would offer another sponsorship of a similar amount beginning in April that might be adjusted for inflation. The orchestra is among nine major ...

  6. Yata sales lure mainland shoppers

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... had to buy many of their goods from over the border at inflated prices. At the opening of a five-day sale at Yata department store in Sha Tin yesterday, at least 300 mainlanders from as far ... expects the five-day sale to bring 950,000 people to its two stores in Sha Tin and Tai Po. 'Shoppers are clever and they stock up partly because consumer price inflation is forecast to rise ...

  7. Big property deals nearly double in first half

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said. 'The sustained low interest rates also encouraged investors to purchase properties to fight inflation.' Apart from capital from Hong Kong and the mainland, European and American ...

  8. Pressure on to raise fuel prices

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang, Eric Ng

    ... Some economists and analysts have doubts about whether fuel prices will be raised because of Beijing's concerted efforts to keep inflation at bay and avoid an overheated economy. JP Morgan Chase analyst Brynjar Eirik Bustnes said Beijing would avoid raising fuel prices as inflation was above the central bank's 3 per cent target. Thomas Wong, head of Asia oil and gas research ...

  9. Fuel giants feel pain of rising costs

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... on how much they can raise prices. However, relief is unlikely anytime soon as Beijing places a higher priority on fighting inflation rather than the bottom lines of PetroChina and China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec). Oil prices have surged, helping fuel an inflation rate that hit an 11-year high earlier this year. Analysts say Beijing can afford to hold off price rises ...

  10. Queen's Cube developer may 'learn lesson'

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... on 'inflated buildings', which take effect in April. Inflated buildings are those in which developers have used concessions to inflate the gross floor area without adding to the usable area. ...




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