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  1. Inflation top concern at policy meeting

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Beijing vowed to do more to quell inflation as it tries to ensure stable economic development next year, after its annual top-level policy meeting. In a statement ... and properly handle the relations between maintaining steady and relatively fast economic growth, economic restructuring and managing inflation expectations,' the statement said. 'Strategic ...

  2. Manufacturing growth slowing as cooling measures start to bite

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... of Statistics. The survey, which polled over 800 enterprises on the mainland, showed inflation in input prices intensified, particularly in metal products, oil refining, coking and textile sectors. Economists expect Beijing to introduce more measures to tame consumer price inflation after the annual session of the National People's Congress in Beijing starts this week. Premier Wen Jiabao ...

  3. JP Morgan tips at least three rate rises to tackle inflation

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... on inflation, according to JP Morgan. The People's Bank of China has raised interest rates once and banks' reserve requirements twice this month in response to a 4.4 per cent rise in inflation ... and commodities business, believes investors are right to be wary. She said three to four rounds of interest rate increases can be expected in the coming quarters, which would take inflation-adjusted bank ...

  4. Business - Comment

    Emerging-market acronyms are misleading and unhelpful

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 01:19am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... per cent of GDP, its central bank has lost inflation-fighting credibility, unlike its Indian and Indonesian counterparts, which have regained it. Turkey's central bank has been cutting interest rates despite a surge in inflation to 9.3 per cent in July. As for South Africa, whose economy has been flirting with recession and which is still reeling from a five-month mining strike ...

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    European economy weak due to lack of competitiveness

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Bloomberg

    ... of this stagnating labour productivity, Europe's low inflation is the "bad" kind: prices are not going down because manufacturing is getting cheaper, but because there is not enough demand. ...

  6. Beijing shifts inflation fight to commodities

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing Beijing is cracking down on commodity speculation as it faces an uphill battle against rising inflation. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has asked ... the mainland's inflation hit a 25-month high of 4.4 per cent last month mainly on food items. Excessive liquidity in the nation's banking system and the latest move in the United States to ease ...

  7. Beijing raises reserve requirements again

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Beijing has increased for the second time this year the amount of money banks must keep in reserve as it seeks to curb increasingly stubborn inflation in the world's ... to issue fewer loans. Despite the monetary tightening inflation rebounded to 4.9 per cent last month from 4.6 per cent in December. The State Administration of Foreign Exchange revealed on Thursday ...

  8. Inflation jumps 4.4pc on surging prices of food

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Surging food prices have pushed up the mainland's consumer inflation to a 25-month high, increasing the likelihood of the central bank raising interest rates and bank reserve requirements again. The consumer price index (CPI), the key gauge of inflation, was 4.4 per cent higher last month than a year earlier, driven by a 10.1 per cent rise in food ...

  9. Wen gives more thought to food prices

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... necessities a higher priority'. The jump in consumer inflation to 5.1 per cent in the year to November- a 28-month high and up from 4.4 per cent in October- is worrying leaders, who remember the late 1980s, when runaway inflation helped trigger the widespread anti-government protests that led to the Tiananmen crackdown in 1989. Such concerns have spurred the government to take firmer ...

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    European Central Bank cuts interest rates to record low

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:56pm by Reuters

    ... year. The forecast for inflation, now running at 0.3 per cent, was cut to 0.6 per cent, rising to 1.1 per cent next year, still way below the ECB's target of close to but below 2 per cent. ... equity trader at New York-based Williams Capital Group, told Bloomberg. Draghi said that if inflation looked like staying too low for too long, the ECB was committed to using other ...




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