People shelter from the rain after receiving meals from volunteers from Bangkok Community Help Foundation in Bangkok on September 13. Soaring energy prices are driving inflation in economies like Thailand, where the energy-intensive transport category has a big weight in the consumption basket. Photo: AFP
People shelter from the rain after receiving meals from volunteers from Bangkok Community Help Foundation in Bangkok on September 13. Soaring energy prices are driving inflation in economies like Thailand, where the energy-intensive transport category has a big weight in the consumption basket. Photo: AFP
Hongyan Zhao
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by Hongyan Zhao

How rising energy prices are pushing up inflation across Asean and East Asia

  • As prices of oil, gas and coal surge, net energy-importing countries in Southeast Asia are having trouble keeping inflation down, despite fiscal measures

People shelter from the rain after receiving meals from volunteers from Bangkok Community Help Foundation in Bangkok on September 13. Soaring energy prices are driving inflation in economies like Thailand, where the energy-intensive transport category has a big weight in the consumption basket. Photo: AFP
People shelter from the rain after receiving meals from volunteers from Bangkok Community Help Foundation in Bangkok on September 13. Soaring energy prices are driving inflation in economies like Thailand, where the energy-intensive transport category has a big weight in the consumption basket. Photo: AFP
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