China’s consumer price index jumped 2.5 per cent last month – its highest level since May 2014. Photo: AFP

China inflation picks up but threats on hold – for now

Higher prices have stoked fears of inflationary risks but the increases could lose steam in the absence of underlying demand, economists say

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China’s consumer price index jumped 2.5 per cent last month – its highest level since May 2014. Photo: AFP
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