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AseanPlus News 11 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

GDP rise of 10.5% estimated

CHINA'S gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to exceed 20 trillion yuan (RM9tril) this year, up 10.5% over 2005, said Ma Kai, Minister of the State Development and Reform Commission (SDRC) in Beijing last Saturday.

AseanPlus News 13 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Price rise prompts inflation watch

CENTRAL government agencies have pledged to monitor closely any possible inflation after recent reports about food price increases.

Nation 20 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Consumer price index rose to 3.6% last year

The consumer price index (CPI) rose to 3.6% in 2006 from 3% in the previous year, according to the Statistics Department.

Nation 01 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

CPI for January up 3.2% from last year

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January increased by 3.2% to 105.1 from 101.8 in the same month last year.

Nation 08 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

New power rates for Sarawak firms

Commercial and industrial consumers will have to pay more for electricity from April 1, when the new Syarikat Sesco Bhd tariff comes into effect.

AseanPlus News 13 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Inflation might reach two-year high

Inflation in China might reach a two-year high in February, according to a poll of 21 economists by Bloomberg News, increasing the pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates.

AseanPlus News 14 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Inflation hit 2.7% last month

INFLATION in China reached 2.7% in February, official statistics showed yesterday, increasing the pressure on the central bank to raise the interest rate.

AseanPlus News 21 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Interest rates may be raised further

THE release on Thursday of China's key economic figures has prompted market speculation that authorities might once again raise interest rates to maintain stable growth.

AseanPlus News 30 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bank reserve ratio up again

CHINA has raised the amount of money banks must hold in reserve for the fourth time this year, reducing the amount available for lending in a new effort to cool an investment boom.

AseanPlus News 24 May 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Meat reserve proposed to check prices

China is planning to set up a 'meat reserve' if the domestic pork and poultry prices keep rising, the media reported, days after pork hit a record high in parts of China.