Pork companies have seen their share prices plummet, with WH Group – the world’s largest pork producer, seeing its net profit for 2018 fall by 4 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong

China’s African swine fever epidemic drives up inflation in March

  • Consumer price inflation rose 2.3 per cent year-on-year, a large increase on February’s figure, when consumer prices rose by 1.5 per cent
  • Producer price inflation rose 0.4 per cent, an increase on February’s figures, which had skirted dangerously close to deflationary territory, coming in at 0.1 per cent
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Pork companies have seen their share prices plummet, with WH Group – the world’s largest pork producer, seeing its net profit for 2018 fall by 4 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong
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Hounded by Brexit rows at home, UK Prime Minister Theresa May met Chinese President Xi Jinping on February 1 to forge deeper trade ties after Britain leaves the European Union. Photo: AFP

China economy would be the big winner from a no-deal Brexit, UN study finds

  • In a no-deal Brexit scenario, China’s exports to the United Kingdom would rise under lower tariff rates than those used by the European Union
  • The United States and Japan also benefit from lower tariffs, while EU nations would lose preferential access to the UK market, a United Nations study found
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Hounded by Brexit rows at home, UK Prime Minister Theresa May met Chinese President Xi Jinping on February 1 to forge deeper trade ties after Britain leaves the European Union. Photo: AFP
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