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Consumer price

Japan faces wage hurdle in bid to end deflation

A central bank survey found most people disliked price rises.

A decade and a half after Japan slumped into deflation, the central bank is set to signal its strongest effort yet to reverse the trend. The biggest challenge may be that the nation has come to rely on falling prices.

Saturday, 19 January, 2013, 5:12am

Demand from mainland China powers Taiwan's export growth

Mobile phones manufactured by HTC Corp. Photo: Bloomberg

Taiwan's exports rose more than forecast last month, signalling the island's recovery is gathering pace amid stronger demand from the mainland.

8 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Factory surge drives index to 19-month high

Manufacturing grew last month, according to a survey. Photo: Reuters

The mainland's economic recovery seems to be gathering speed as manufacturing grew in December at its fastest pace in 19 months thanks to Beijing's stable economic policies, which are likely to be maintained this year.

1 Jan 2013 - 3:49am

Pricing move puts spark into power shares

Power prices will track coal costs more closely. Photo: Reuters

Shares in mainland power and coal producers gained after Beijing's announcement of a new power and coal price linkage mechanism that frees coal prices from state intervention and lets power prices track coal price movements more closely.

28 Dec 2012 - 4:14am

China bankers expect monetary easing to foster growth: survey

Consumer prices are expected to rise in the first quarter of 2013, according to a study by China's central bank. Photo: Reuters

An increasing number of mainland bankers expect further monetary easing by the central bank in the first quarter of next year in order to foster economic growth, a survey by the People's Bank of China showed yesterday.

19 Dec 2012 - 2:37am