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  • CPI Sees Its Slowest Pace in 2 Years
    Mar 10, 2017

    China's consumer price index, a key gauge of retail inflation, rose 0.8 percent last month, the slowest growth in two years, due to the distortion caused by the timing of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Analysts said the low consumer ...

    Tags: retail inflation, vegetables, food prices

  • DGBAS Projects Taiwan's GDP at 1.92 Percent for 2017, a 3-Year Zenith
    Feb 22, 2017

    DGBAS reports Taiwan’s 2017 GDP growth forecast to stand at a three-year high of 1.92 percent, with annual export to show the strongest increase of 8.5 percent in the past six years (photo courtesy of In light of the ...

    Tags: GDP growth

  • China's CPI up 2.3% in Nov.
    Dec 9, 2016

    China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, grew 2.3 percent year on year in November, up from October's 2.1 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced Friday. On a month-on-month basis, the CPI rose ...

    Tags: CPI, NBS

  • China's PPI Records 5-Year High in Nov.
    Dec 9, 2016

    China's producer price index (PPI), which measures costs for goods at the factory gate, beat market expectations to reach a five-year high in November, official data showed Friday. The reading rose 3.3 percent year on year, the highest ...

    Tags: PPI

  • Food Prices in China Edged Down Last Week
    Oct 27, 2016

    Food prices in China edged down last week, on the back of cheaper vegetables and fish, with inflation running below the government target. The average price of 30 types of vegetable between Oct. 17 and 23 decreased 0.3 percent from a ...

    Tags: vegetables, fish

  • China July Inflation Forecast at 1.9%
    Aug 1, 2016

    China's Consumer Price Index (CPI) in July is likely to increase 1.9 percent year on year, staying flat with that in June, according to an industry report. The official CPI for July is due to be released by the National Bureau of ...

    Tags: July Inflation, CPI

  • Farm Produce Prices Post Mild Declines
    Jul 12, 2016

    Farm produce prices posted mild declines last week, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday. The average price of six types of fruit fell 1.5 percent, compared to a drop of 0.7 percent a week earlier, according to the ministry's ...

    Tags: Farm produce prices, Meat

  • China June Inflation Forecast at 1.9%
    Jun 30, 2016

    China's Consumer Price Index (CPI) in June is likely to increase 1.9 percent year on year, slightly less than the 2 percent recorded in May, according to an industry report. The official CPI for June is due to be released by the ...

    Tags: June Inflation, CPI

  • China February Consumer Prices up 2.3%
    Mar 10, 2016

    China's consumer prices increased 2.3 percent in February from one year earlier, up from January's 1.8 percent, official data showed Thursday. The inflation rate, the highest since July 2014, beat expectations as economists from ...

    Tags: Consumer Prices, inflation rate

  • China Central Bank Sees 2016 Growth at 6.8 Pct
    Dec 17, 2015

    China's central bank projected its baseline forecast for 2016 growth at 6.8 percent on Wednesday, expecting the number of positive factors to gradually increase despite downward pressure on the economy. The rate is slightly lower than ...

    Tags: Central Bank, economy

  • Uneasy Outlook Ahead for Banks
    Dec 8, 2015

    Listed lenders from China may see zero or negligible profit growth next year, with some likely to incur marginal losses, a new report said on Monday. The nonperforming loans ratio, which measures bad loans as a percentage of total ...

    Tags: Uneasy Outlook, loans ratio

  • China's Economy in Q3 Seen to Grow 6.6%
    Oct 9, 2015

    China's economic data for September may show a stabilizing economy but they can't prevent the third-quarter growth sliding to as low as 6.6 percent, said analysts ahead of the data's release starting next week. "We expect the upcoming ...

    Tags: China's Economy, economic data

  • India's WPI-Based Inflation at -4.05% in July 2015
    Aug 17, 2015

    India's annual rate of inflation, based on monthly wholesale price index (WPI), stood at minus 4.05 per cent for July 2015 (over July 2014), according to the provisional data released by the Office of the Economic Adviser, Ministry of ...

    Tags: WPI-Based Inflation, Inflation

  • Pork Prices Propel Rise in Inflation
    Aug 10, 2015

    Housewives compare prices every day, including Zhang Ming, a 60-year-old retired woman who frequents a supermarket in Beijing's Fengtai district. On Sunday morning, she spent 45 yuan ($7.30) on 1 kg of pork fillet. "It's amazing ...

    Tags: Pork, vegetables

  • Hurun Luxury Consumer Price Index Contracts for The First Time in Eight Years
    Jul 30, 2015

    The Hurun Luxury Consumer Price Index, an annual study that gauges levels of top-end individual spending in China, has contracted for the first time in eight years. The LCPI 2015 dropped 1.8 percent year-on-year, said wealth researcher ...

    Tags: Luxury Consumer Price Index, Luxury Goods