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Business 16 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

May consumer price index at 5-year high

MALAYSIA'S rate of inflation hit a five-year high in May, rising 3.1% from a year earlier mainly due to higher transportation costs following a hike in fuel prices, the Statistics Department said.

Business 19 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

US stocks rally on benign inflation data

Wall Street surged higher for the third straight session Wednesday as stocks gained momentum from a benign reading of consumer inflation.

Business 19 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

European stocks end higher

European shares made broad-based gains Wednesday, helped by data that showing the underlying rate of U.S. inflation was unchanged in April.

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.

Business 21 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

March CPI up 2.6% year-on-year

The consumer price index (CPI) for March increased by 2.6% year-on-year and was up 0.1% from February, the Statistics Department said.

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.