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  1. Mainland plays at year low as investors fear inflation fallout

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... on rising costs. 'The key reason why the A shares went down so much is because a few power producers reported very bad first-quarter earnings stemming from inflated costs,' said Morgan ... and consumer price inflation eased 8.3 per cent last month. But they had little else to cheer about yesterday as the government failed to introduce measures to spark interest in the equity market. ...

  2. Pining for the good old days of low inflation and a buoyant dollar

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... This has been more than offset by the rise in the value of the yuan, and by inflation. 'It is not cheap living in Shenzhen,' Mr Lau said. 'It costs 20 yuan or more to have noodles ...

  3. It's getting harder to buy groceries at a steal

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... my pocket? The National Bureau of Statistics announced this month that the consumer price index, a key measure of inflation, rose 4.4 per cent last month, the biggest increase in more than two years. Because Beijing doesn't include rent and mortgage payments in its calculations- and considering rampant speculation in the real estate market- the real inflation rate is bound ...

  4. Mainland property bust may be about to get a lot worse

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... construction in time for August 8, and Beijing still swearing its key priority is to battle economic overheating and inflation, the supply of credit for new developments looks set to dwindle once ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    C.Y. Leung says HK will control number of visitors from Shenzhen

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to apply. The likely influx following Shenzhen's announcement of the relaxation last week - apparently without consulting the Hong Kong government - fuelled concerns about inflation and further ... today, citing concerns over inflation and disturbance to city neighbourhoods. The pro-government New Territories Association of Societies, whose honorary advisers include Tam Yiu-chung, chairman ...

  6. Mainland property prices post 11.3pc growth in January

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... annual growth is in line with GDP. If we discount the 4.8 per cent inflation, the rise is under check.' Li Wenjie, the head of Centaline Properties in Beijing, also saw little reason ... one-year lending rate six times last year to curb surging inflation. More rate increases are expected this year. Last month, China Vanke, the mainland's largest listed developer by market ...

  7. Property prices moderate as Beijing curbs start to bite

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... rates. At the same time, the People's Bank of China raised the benchmark one-year lending rate sixth times last year to curb surging inflation. More rate increases are expected this year. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CROSS-BORDER ISSUES

    Leung to urge Beijing to help stem tide of parallel traders

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 01:45pm by Amy Nip

    ... at the weekend protested against parallel traders outside the district’s MTR station. They criticised the traders for blocking roads, posing safety threats to passers-by and inflating the prices ...

  9. Analyst urges quick integration

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... slowdown. Inflation was likely to remain a major concern for China, he said, as quantitative easing measures in the US and Europe would continue to cause inflation in surplus countries. Contrary ...

  10. Home price growth forecast to slow

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... that will prevent the nationwide property bubble from growing bigger. Last week, the National Bureau of Statistics announced that the economy surged 11.1 per cent in the first quarter, while inflation rose ... to higher-yield investments such as the stock and property markets. In March, the mainland's inflation rate rose to 3.3 per cent while the savings rate was 2.8 per cent. Foreign investor interest, ...




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