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  1. Fast-food chains raise prices as inflation bites

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Two of the city's biggest fast-food chains yesterday said they will raise prices by 2 to 5 per cent in the next four months as inflation ... gain from property sales last year that inflated its profit in the previous period, it would have been a 5.7 per cent increase of net profit. Nevertheless, rising costs still drove down its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986387/fast-food-chains-raise-prices-inflation-bites
  2. Lunar New Year price rises push inflation to 13-month high

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Inflation edged up almost 2 per cent over the first two months of this year as the Lunar New Year holiday pushed up consumer prices 2.8 per cent in February, the most in 13 months, government data shows. Last month's year-on-year price increase was up from January's 1 per cent rise, while the underlying inflation rate also jumped 1.6 per cent from almost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709394/lunar-new-year-price-rises-push-inflation-13-month-high
  3. Bosses call for new trading zones

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Asked what measures Donald Tsang Yam-kuen should take in his policy address to tackle problems arising from rising inflation, 49 per cent said the chief executive should maintain economic growth ... with rising rents, while 30 per cent called for periodic land auctions to resume. Twenty-eight per cent hoped Mr Tsang would increase the land supply. On factors causing inflation, 76 per cent blamed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654428/bosses-call-new-trading-zones
  4. Rate relief dampens inflation but food prices are up 6pc

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Food prices were up 6 per cent year on year last month but inflation held steady at 1.6 per cent as a result of one-off rates relief, the government said. Excluding the rates relief, inflation was 2.7 per cent in September. Given the strength of the economy, inflation was rising slowly, a government spokesman said. 'Going forward, with the favourable effect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612651/rate-relief-dampens-inflation-food-prices-are-6pc
  5. Growth and inflation to ease as curbs bear fruit, says think-tank

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Beijing will succeed in putting the brakes on surging economic growth as well as tame decade-high inflation this year, a top government think-tank has forecast. ... economic planning agency. Inflation would slow to about 4.5 per cent for the year from an estimated 4.7 per cent last year, the centre said. The consumer price index hit an 11-year high of 6.9 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621512/growth-and-inflation-ease-curbs-bear-fruit-says-think-tank
  6. Inflation edges higher amid rising cost of pork and rent

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... increase would have been 2.6 per cent without the rates concession introduced in this year's budget. 'Headline consumer price inflation remained low in July because of the rates concession, which will continue to take effect until September this year,' he said. 'Excluding such effects, underlying consumer price inflation edged up slightly in July, mainly due ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605113/inflation-edges-higher-amid-rising-cost-pork-and-rent
  7. Inflation hits 10-year high on mainland

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Food prices spur CPI increase The mainland's inflation rate hit a 10-year high last month, strengthening the case for further economic tightening as concerns rise that increases in food prices could spread to other sectors of the economy. The consumer price index (CPI) rose 5.6 per cent year on year last month, taking inflation to its highest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604172/inflation-hits-10-year-high-mainland
  8. Nation's inflation to worsen on production costs

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Cameron Dueck and Kandy Wong Higher production costs for everything from office towers to ships and cars due to a jump in steel prices will worsen the mainland's inflation problems ... economist at Schroders. Consumer price inflation rose to an 11-year high of 7.1 per cent in January. He said about 60 per cent of the mainland's gross domestic production came from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629113/nations-inflation-worsen-production-costs
  9. HK?s inflation rate 1.8pc in March

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.33pm: Hong Kong?s inflation rate rose to 1.8 per cent in March? up two percentage points from the rate in February, latest figures released on Friday showed. ... spokesman said consumer price inflation remained?benign? in March and for the first quarter. This was despite the recent growth in local demand following the improving economy and labour market. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/545530/hks-inflation-rate-18pc-march
  10. Pressures on inflation show signs of easing

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... in the first quarter, Mr Hu on Sunday called for changes to China's model for economic growth- ones that emphasised quality and efficiency. Inflation for the whole of last year stood at 1.8 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/545802/pressures-inflation-show-signs-easing

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