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Business 21 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

US stocks slump as inflation fears trump good earnings

Stocks resumed their slide Wednesday as concerns about rising inflation trumped a slew of upbeat quarterly reports, including better-than-expected results from Caterpillar Inc. and Intel Corp.

AseanPlus News 16 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Government suppressing rises in utility rates

LOCAL governments' strong desire to raise public utility rates is putting increasing pressure on China's consumer price index (CPI) - a key inflation gauge.

Business 01 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bank of Japan to maintain easy monetary stance

Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui reiterated the central bank's commitment to its current policy framework yesterday, saying it would maintain quantitative easing until deflation subsided.

Business 17 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Rises in main indices push up February CPI

THE Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February increased by 2.4% to 107.6 from 105.1 in the same period last year, the Statistics Department said.

AseanPlus News 28 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Electricity rates likely to go up

THE government may soon raise electricity rates to help power firms get over the hike in coal prices, a vice-chairman of State Electricity Regulatory Commission said on Friday.

Business 22 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

China reports January saw lowest CPI increase in 12 months

China's main measure of consumer prices rose 1.9 percent in January over the same month a year earlier, the smallest increase in 12 months, the government said Tuesday.

Business 17 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

January CPI up 2.4%, fastest rise in 5 years

Malaysian prices rose at the fastest pace in five years in January, as higher taxes pushed up tobacco and alcohol costs and a cut in subsidies made fuel more expensive.

Business 11 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Inflation settling in with improving economy in US

After a decade of relatively tame prices, American consumers are starting to feel the ouch'' of inflation as the cost of everything from coffee, candy and home appliances is marching higher.

AseanPlus News 11 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

China keeping inflation in check

China's inflation rate rose at its slowest pace in nine months in November, kept in check by lower price rises for food and easing the pressure for further interest rate hikes, data showed yesterday.

Business 12 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

October CPI up 2.1% year-on-year

Malaysian prices rose at their fastest pace in two years in October because of higher costs of cigarettes, alcohol and gasoline.