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    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... Compiled by Alex Price From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1972 New York, January 19 The Association of Philippine Coconut Desiccators convened a two-day symposium, a kind of coconut convention, in the Plaza Hotel. Even before the keynote speaker rose, the delegates were rallied to their theme by a preliminary exhorter who urged them to 'think coconut', ...

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  4. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    MSCI heeds investor calls against inclusion of A shares in indices

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:10am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... on the news. The CSI 300 Index edged down 0.02 per cent, indicating investors had already priced in the decision. MSCI first proposed including A shares in its indices in June last year as it was felt ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Index provider says they will not be included in its China and emerging market indices following investor concerns over controversial ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    US has ‘indications’ Syrian forces used chlorine gas in attack on rebels

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:24am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington The United States has indications that a toxic chemical was used in Syria and is examining whether the Assad government was responsible, the State Department said on Monday. The United States has indications that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used in Syria this month and is examining whether the Syrian government was responsible, the US State ...

  6. Food key driver of mainland inflation

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang, Paggie Leung

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing and Paggie Leung Severe drought in the north and cold in the south pushed up general food prices across the mainland last month, triggering expectation of another rise in interest rates soon. The National Bureau of Statistics yesterday said food prices rose 10.3 per cent in January, boosting the overall consumer price index, an indicator of annual inflation based ...

  7. Deflation concern lingers as prices continue to contract

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing Mainland consumer and producer prices dropped more than expected last month, indicating lingering deflation risks despite a solid rebound in gross domestic product ... while the economic recovery and rising asset prices indicate the proactive fiscal policies are no longer necessary. In the second quarter, the mainland's GDP grew a robust 7.9 per cent from ...

  8. Consumer price index forecast to climb 2pc

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee in Beijing The mainland's consumer price index will climb out of negative territory and rise to about 2 per cent for the full year, the Ministry of Commerce said. The forecast projects a much rosier picture of price trends and overall economic performance than market expectations. The general belief this year is for CPI to drop about 1 per cent, overshadowed ...

  9. Inflation or deflation? As subsidies end it's not clear

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin There will be mixed signals about the city's consumer price index in October, when all government relief measures and subsidies come to an end, according to a senior government official. For the first time, one index of CPI will show inflation, while another will indicate some slight deflation. Commissioner for Census and Statistics Fung Hing-wang said ...

  10. Mainland consumer inflation declines to 17-month low of 4pc

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... further loosening of its monetary policy. The consumer price index rose 4 per cent last month from October last year, easing from 4.6 per cent in September and well below the February peak of 8.7 ... in infrastructure, health care, education and environmental protection. Wang Qian, an economist at JP Morgan Chase, said consumer prices would probably decelerate to a 2.5 per cent growth next year amid ...




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