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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Latest US easing prompts HKMA inflation warning

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito, Phoenix Kwong, Jeanny Yu and Yvonne Liu Norman Chan tells investors to be cautious amid the 'abnormal' economic environment Latest US easing prompts HKMA inflation warning The latest round of US monetary easing has put Hong Kong's de facto central bank on high alert over the outlook for inflation as the prospect of more speculative money finds its way ...

  2. Shoppers get ready to give inflation the boot

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Organisers of this year's Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo expect the bargain hunters to be out in force as they try to beat inflation. And exhibitors are expected to make some HK$600 million from the event- HK$100 million more than last year, its organiser, the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, said. The expo will run from ...

  3. Asia economies forecast to grow 7pc but inflation worries remain

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stoking asset price inflation will continue to be a concern for the region's policymakers. The report forecasts gross domestic product growth of 7 per cent for Asia, compared with 2.7 per ... this would have on inflation. It predicts 4 per cent GDP growth for Hong Kong next year. The mainland economy and employment market continues to be strongly supported by the four trillion yuan ...

  4. Inflation is not all bad news for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mounting pressure because the 24-year-old peg is, rightly or wrongly, seen as contributing to the city's spiralling inflation, which has exceeded 5.1 per cent since February. Several leading investment houses have issued reports speculating on the possibility that the peg will be abandoned to rein in inflation. Besides the usual unreliability of these reports, it is not clear ...

  5. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from inflation

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'The mainland's central bank yesterday raised the amount of cash banks must hold in reserve for the 10th time this year, and by 1 percentage point, double the previous increases and the biggest in four years. 'The mea ...

  6. Public's outlook on inflationary trend pessimistic, survey finds

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Most Hongkongers think inflation will worsen and more than half are not confident that the government will be able to curb it, a survey has found. The poll also found that 85 ... receive the old-age allowance of HK$625 a month while those aged 70 and over are entitled to HK$705. 'More than half of Hongkongers are not confident that the government can curb inflation ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Blame greed, not the yuan, for Hong Kong's food price rises

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... that the yuan's appreciation would drive up food price inflation here in Hong Kong. It sounds like a reasonable argument. After all, the city imports much of its food from the mainland. ... inflation in Hong Kong. So with the yuan currently riding high, the warnings of steeper food price rises might seem to be justified. Please forgive me for being a cynic, however, but I just ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    HK dollar can be strong again

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... shoppers visiting the city? We cannot complain if the US dollar is artificially low and this is to our detriment, as it is self-inflicted. Low interest rates increase inflation, something we ... imported inflation, high property prices, a shrinking middle class, erosion of savings and purchasing power and, of course, a rising influx of mainlanders. In the past, Hongkongers were proud when ...

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    Hong Kong not gaining from peg

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... such as Bermuda, Antigua and Barbuda, and the Cayman Islands. The peg increases inflation, due to our inability to adjust the upward strength of the Hong Kong dollar. Whatever labour productivity gains ... thus reducing our purchasing power. Salary increments do not catch up with other relative price increases. This situation is further exacerbated by the fact that much of imported inflation ...

  10. 5pc profit awaits some iBond holders

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Retail investors can expect to reap a quick profit of about 5 per cent, or HK$500 per HK$10,000 of investment, on the second batch of inflation-linked bonds ... interest of one per cent even if inflation is less than 1 per cent or negative. Headline inflation was 4.7 per cent in April. Analysts said the grey market price, giving local investors a virtually ...




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