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  1. Inflation worries hit consumer sentiment in HK

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that Hongkongers worried most about inflation and exorbitant housing prices. On prices and home purchases, the index stood at 56.6 and 49.2, both lower than the readings in the previous quarter. A reading ...

  2. Civil service unions seek up to 6pc pay rise to offset inflation

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Civil service unions are calling for a pay rise of 4 to 6 per cent to cope with inflation, ahead of the release of a survey that the government factors in when adjusting ... meeting yesterday to confirm the sampling method. With Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah having predicted in his February budget that Hong Kong's inflation rate over the financial year ...

  3. Confidence falls as inflation accelerates

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... High inflation is worrying consumers on the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau, with confidence on prices plunging to a two-year low in the final three months of last year. A study by six ... slightly to 71 from 70 in the previous quarter. 'Chinese consumers have been more confident of the economic prospects. But many of them showed worries on inflation as consumer prices rose ...

  4. Weaker euro and inflation push up HK's global cost-of-living ranking

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong leapt 20 places in a global cost-of-living index for expatriates this year, to 32nd place, because of the weaker euro and the city's relatively high rate of inflation. But the gap between the city and others in the region narrowed, with Seoul- the sixth most expensive city in Asia last year- moving above Hong Kong into fifth place. The index does ...

  5. Inflation concerns eat into SME confidence

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong and on the mainland have less confidence in the business environment because of inflation concerns, China's ... economy with 38 per cent claiming they would feel an impact from the downturn. When ranking their biggest concerns about business growth, 33 per cent of Chinese entrepreneurs picked inflation ...

  6. Inflation

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... About 1. Have the recent food price hikes affected your everyday life? 2. Do you think inflation will last long? Why? 3. What are the causes of inflation? ...

  7. Low inflation, weak dollar make HK cheaper for expats

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The cost of living in Hong Kong has dropped significantly thanks to a low inflation rate and the pegging of the dollar to the weakening American currency. In the latest survey ... to low inflation and the pegging of the currency to the US dollar,' an EIU spokesman said. 'Japanese cities are increasingly seeing European cities closing the gap thanks to a long ...

  8. Budgets have to keep pace with inflation

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Whatever anyone's impression of the International Sale and the bizarre prices this year, there is still a message in there for buyers from other sources- horses have become more expensive. Yet most Hong Kong owners continue to buy oversea ...

  9. Regional first

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A study has revealed that Hong Kong is the best city in Asia-Pacific to locate a business. Is this a cause for celebration or should we be cautious, given the high rate of inflation and steeply rising rents? Write to us. ...

  10. Beware of the bull

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... volumes. Overheating is a reality that no one should ignore. Third, inflation will become a larger issue on both sides of the border, despite solid employment statistics and wage growth. In a recent online poll in mainland China, the Chinese character for zhang, or rise, was voted 'the character of the year', clearly demonstrating the prominent position inflation is playing ...




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