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  1. Beijing torn over inflation and growth

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao and central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan have reiterated Beijing's determination to check inflation - but many analysts say this is unlikey to mean more tightening measures as the balance of risks may have already shifted to growth from inflation. Inflation rose to a three-year high of 6.4 per cent in June, data showed at the weekend. Wen said the government ...

  2. Inflation likely to stay above 4pc target, Wen says

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao hinted for the first time that China would find it difficult to attain its 4 per cent target for inflation this year, but said he was confident the rate could be kept below 5 per cent. Wen told a Chinese community in London on Sunday the government was taking the battle against inflation seriously. 'My experience is that if inflation goes ...

  3. Wen talks tough on rapidly rising inflation

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China will take firm action to control inflation and rein in property prices, Premier Wen Jiabao said at a cabinet meeting yesterday. The nation should stick to prudent monetary policies ... first-quarter economic data tomorrow. Economists expect economic growth moderated but inflation continued to climb in the first three months. Analysing the economic situation, Wen said the international ...

  4. Blunt-speaking Wen drives home inflation warning

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao raised the fight against inflation to another level, citing new challenges and uncertainties facing the country, in an unusually frank speech at a State Council meeting. ... data today. Inflation is expected to be escalating as most economists forecast that the consumer price index, a main gauge of inflation, increased over 5 per cent last month and, according ...

  5. Inflation test

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm laurence@shambhala-ngo.org On November 12, Premier Wen Jiabao met some of the poorer residents of Beijing to assure them that the central government would control inflation ... remain uncertain about that. The mainland is facing its worst inflation in a decade. Officials with Mr Wen believe that a crisis can be averted, but how will society react if prices keep going ...

  6. Fighting inflation the top priority, says Wen

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Premier signals price curbs and steps to boost food supply Premier Wen Jiabao has called for stern measures to tame soaring inflation and pledged to take steps ... and the central government is expected to adopt a range of measures to stem inflation, which hit an 11-year high of 7.1 per cent in January on rising food and commodities prices, and rapid economic ...

  7. Inflation still 'mild and manageable'

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Rush of investment growth won't lead to financial crisis, say economists An inflation crisis is unlikely to affect the mainland despite the runaway growth in investment, economists were quoted by Xinhua as saying yesterday. The economists said although fixed-asset investment grew 43 per cent in the first quarter, inflation- measured by the retail price index- ...

  8. Tightening policy should stay for now, Wen says

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... housing. He also said measures must be continued to stabilise consumer prices, especially for staple foods. The mainland's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, eased to 6.1 ... period last year, far outpacing the government's 4 per cent target for the whole year. To mop up excessive liquidity that helps fuel inflation, the government implemented a monetary ...

  9. No loosening yet, Wen says as growth dips

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the essay. Wen said stabilising prices remained the central government's top priority, suggesting that the leadership's concerns over inflation outweighed the prospect of an economic ... increased by 5.5 per cent despite moves to rein in liquidity. In the battle against soaring inflation, the People's Bank of China has raised the benchmark interest rate three times this year ...

  10. Price rises in check, says Wen

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China is confident price rises will be kept firmly under control this year, Premier Wen Jiabao says, and his cabinet's efforts to stem inflation have worked. In an article published on the opinion page of the Financial Times yesterday, Wen addressed global concerns about whether China can curb inflation and sustain rapid development, to which he said: 'My answer is an emphatic ...




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