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Consumer Price Index

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

The National Bureau of Statistics said China’s consumer inflation slowed to 2.1 per cent, the lowest in three months, while producer prices fell 2.9 per cent from a year earlier, the lowest since September.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 4:54pm

BOJ mulls symbolic lift in price forecast

The Bank of Japan is considering boosting its consumer price outlook to signal confidence it will meet a pledge to achieve 2 per cent inflation in two years, people familiar with the central bank's discussions have said.

13 Apr 2013 - 6:26am

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

Inflation is controllable, People's Bank of China deputy Yi Gang says

Speaking on the sidelines of the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, deputy central bank governor Yi Gang said the mainland's inflation rate will rise "slightly" this year, partly due to lagging effects, but Beijing is confident that it can keep price pressures under control.

4 Mar 2013 - 5:42am

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

Briefs, December 15, 2012

CDBII looks to buy into energy investment firm

15 Dec 2012 - 4:33am

China's economy shows added signs of recovery

The mainland economy showed signs of further recovery last month as inflation remained subdued, reducing the likelihood that there will be forceful measures to bolster expansion.

10 Dec 2012 - 3:32am

Work-cheap model hits Singapore inflation wall

When dozens of Chinese bus drivers held Singapore's first strike in 26 years last week, the island deported the perpetrators. Getting rid of the soaring prices that are emboldening calls for higher wages won't be as easy.

Rising housing, transport and business costs have given the city state the fastest inflation among the developed world's biggest economies.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:23am

Salary growth slows in China

Mainland wage gains have moderated on weaker corporate profits, capping consumer demand as the government seeks to sustain a rebound after a seven-quarter economic slowdown.

27 Nov 2012 - 4:21am

China's low inflation sets the tone for policy easing

China's inflation moderated last month as food price increases decelerated, lifting hopes for policy easing from Beijing.

Concern over a rebound in inflation and property prices may restrict the central bank's motivation to cut interest rates further, though it may still adopt tools to adjust liquidity in the banking system, analysts say.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:03am

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