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China Inflation

China's consumer prices rise at steady rate of 2.5pc year on year in January

The mainland's consumer price index climbed 2.5 per cent year on year last month, on par with the rise in December, which was the slowest increase since June.

Saturday, 15 February, 2014, 4:16am 3 comments

Why a recession would be good for China

China’s economic growth slowed in the final three months of last year to 7.7 per cent, the weakest quarter since 2009, but still way too fast to allow for the restructuring that the country urgently needs.

25 Jan 2014 - 3:21am 6 comments

China inflation hits seven-month high in September

Chinese inflation hit a seven-month high of 3.1 per cent in September, data showed on Monday, with analysts warning further upward pressure on prices would restrict the government’s options to boost the economy.

14 Oct 2013 - 3:53pm

Central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan issues rising inflation alert

Central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan yesterday raised an alert about rising inflation and formally declared a shift to a tighter monetary policy this year. The government may also roll out new measures to control the property market, he told a news conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress.

14 Mar 2013 - 8:57am

China consumer inflation hits 10-month high

The consumer price index (CPI) rose 3.2 per cent last month from a year ago, pushed up by higher food prices during the Lunar New Year festival, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday. Consumer prices in February were 1.1 per cent higher than January.

10 Mar 2013 - 8:56am

Talking points

Thousands of protesters will take to the streets in Tokyo and elsewhere tomorrow to protest against government plans to restart reactors taken offline after the Fukushima nuclear tragedy.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:31am

Inflation, trade drive yuan to 19-year US$ high

The yuan strengthened to less than 6.22 against the US dollar yesterday for the first time in 19 years, as bullish sentiment was boosted by mainland inflation and trade data.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:02am

Cold winter pushes up mainland inflation

Inflation on the mainland rose last month for the second consecutive month amid the coldest winter in nearly three decades, although economists believe prices will remain under control in the near term.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Foreign direct investment in China forecast to remain steady

Foreign direct investment flowing into the mainland will remain steady rather than fall sharply next year as the economy continues to recover, the Ministry of Commerce says.

19 Dec 2012 - 2:37am

China's economy to rebound in 2013, experts say

Forecasts on prospects for the mainland economy are becoming more optimistic on the eve of a top-level meeting.

The Central Economic Working Conference, expected to be held this weekend, comes amid strong feeling among economists and government researchers that growth in the world's second-biggest economy is on the rebound.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:00am