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  1. Top-level economic officials downplay inflation fears

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo High-profile economic officials say the rising Consumer Price Index is caused by structural problems in the mainland economy and inflation is less likely to spread across the economic spectrum. Central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said yesterday on the sidelines of the Third China-US Strategic Economic Dialogue that he believed the CPI was being pushed by rising food ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Party like it's 2007 again? Don't hold your breath

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 01:30pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... consumer economies begin to revive from the 2008 crash. The awesomeness of the demographic shifts about to engulf us was brought home recently in an Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation presentation ...

  3. Second interest rate cut in month

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the world remain weak, and ahead of a strategic dialogue between the EU and China next week. The People's Bank of China cut the 12-month lending rate by 31 basis points to 6 per cent. The rate ... would begin a three-day visit to China on Sunday and attend the third round of the China-EU high-level strategic dialogue. 'China has entered into an interest rate cut cycle,' said ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Private schools, dental visits fuel Australian inflation, pushing interest rate cuts off the table

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:18pm by Reuters

    ... certainly have to revise up its forecasts for inflation when it releases its quarterly economic outlook on Friday.   Much of the problem is home made, with inflation in many service sectors proving ...

  5. Asia's economic guns pointing the wrong way

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland By switching their policy priority from fighting inflation to promoting growth, Asian governments are pointing their economic artillery in the wrong direction. The mistake ... almost 10 years of strong economic performance, Asian governments have come to regard high growth and low inflation as the default setting for the region. What price pressures there are, ...

  6. Bigger rate rises on way, bank chief hints

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... expanding business in the US, Mr Zhou said progress was being made between the two governments. 'It's a small subject in the Sino-US strategic economic dialogue, and the two sides ... at further monetary tightening soon, saying that more frequent and bigger adjustments were possible. Mr Zhou's comments came as a senior economic planner suggested the mainland's consumer ...

  7. Business - Economy - INFLATION

    China inflation slows to 2.1pc, lending falls point to economic weakness

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:10pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... per cent in May. “The inflation data showed China’s economic growth continued to slow down. Second-quarter growth is probably even slower than the first-quarter. In particular, the PPI data ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asset inflation policies threaten to create another economic bubble

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by ANDY XIE

    ... Shouldn't stock prices reflect or predict the economy? Don't count on it. The dichotomy shows how ill economic management has become. In the name of stimulating the economy and creating jobs, ... to buy whatever it wants to lift. Japan doesn't even have an unemployment problem. It believes that asset inflation will lead to sustainable economic growth, ignoring that Japan's main ...

  9. News - Business - ECONOMY

    Economic growth slows in first quarter as inflation looms

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Stuart Lau

    ... inflation looms in HK Hong Kong's economic growth slowed in the first three months of the year. Real gross domestic product rose only 0.2 per cent on a seasonally adjusted quarter-to-quarter ... latest measures to cool the property market for the outcome. Dr Li Kui-wai, of City University's department of economics and finance, said that although the government was pushing down ...

  10. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Mainland economic growth expected to continue

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... the world's second-largest economy, given he has been able to achieve stable economic growth despite a slump in global trade and business activities. Gross domestic product grew 9.3 per cent in 2011. ... But for the new leadership, it may be too early to cheer. The new leaders will no longer enjoy the luxury of high economic growth as did their predecessors, who saw GDP grow an average 10 per cent ...




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