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  1. HK's competitive mojo remains intact despite inflation

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they earned over 11.5 years in order to buy a typical flat in the city. Since then home prices have climbed another 9 per cent, while salaries for many haven't budged. Meanwhile, inflation ... the figures, they are likely to carry on rising. HSBC economists expect the inflation rate to climb as high as 6 per cent by September. But although these numbers have caught the headlines and raised ...

  2. Inflation looms large

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Inflation is again being touted as a party pooper by most economists and strategists. They say that just when the global economic growth is showing signs of blooming, inflation has raised ... bankers will take a cautious stand on inflation and continue with precautionary steps, such as policy tightening measures including interest rates, reserve requirements and currency direction, ...

  3. Inflation, weak dollar require pay rise for maids, says union

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A union has urged that foreign domestic helpers- hard hit by rising inflation and the weak Hong Kong dollar- be given a pay rise. The call came as the Philippine consulate's ... and it is time to give domestic helpers a pay rise,' said Sari Canete, a project organiser at the centre. 'They have suffered a lot because of inflation and the depreciation of the Hong Kong ...

  4. Under pressure

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Frederic Neumann It's time to worry about inflation. Sure, Europe still looks wobbly, the US has seen a few false starts before and even China, Asia's economic engine, continues ... It will take little to tickle inflation back to life- so, let's not be complacent. Hong Kong, too, will be swept up in this. Inflation across the region is a bigger risk than markets seem ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and fraud, but many internet users say it is meant for censorship. February inflation in US expected to be 2.9pc American inflation figures for February are expected to show that consumer prices ...

  6. What will the yuan be worth in one year's time against the US dollar?

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 12 months. He says inflation is the main force affecting the value of the yuan. Inflation has accelerated from an average of 3.3 per cent year on year last year, to 5.5 per cent in May of this year. The May rate is well above the official target rate for the year of 4 per cent, says Matthews. He adds that officials, in looking to fight inflation, have two obvious policy weapons ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Growth forecast to rise in emerging Asia

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 10:16am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Asian Development Bank's annual outlook also sounds note of caution over inflation and asset bubble risks posed by strong capital inflows ... but governments should ward off capital inflows to avoid stoking inflation, the Asian Development Bank says. Rising private consumption and stronger intraregional trade were expected to spur a pickup ...

  8. The new flood

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... not all of this is necessarily to be welcomed. In the long term, certainly, all the cash could do a lot of damage, with spiralling inflation and asset bubbles still the primary risks. Policymakers ...

  9. Be prepared

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... exports, industries and jobs across Asia. What has buoyed Asian economies has been the China factor but now signs from the Asian giant must be watched. Growth is slowing, even as inflation rises ... inflation down, problems can flare easily not only in the streets of Beijing, but also in Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur. If they give in to populist gestures and do not discipline subsidies and stimulus ...

  10. Region's eyes fixed on the mainland

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Despite measures to curb inflation, analysts predict China will continue to drive growth, writes Louis Beckerling China looms large in all the forecasts made for Asian investment markets and, with inflation on the march in the booming mainland economy, analysts are divided on the outlook for the region's markets for next year. 'Fasten seat belts' is the advice ...




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