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AseanPlus News 13 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Inflation hits highest level in 27 months on rising food prices

China's inflation in May hit the highest level in 27 months on rising pork and foodstuff prices, raising the pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates.

Nation 19 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Shafie: No let-up in price control checks

There will be no let-up on action against traders who raise their prices indiscriminately, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal.

Nation 21 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bank workers want pay rise too

Banks employees want a pay rise following the increase in salary for the Government's clerical staff by 35%.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Poll: Stocks and funds preferred

Stocks and funds have overtaken bank deposits as the preferred investments of Chinese urban households, the country's central bank said in a survey released on Wednesday.

AseanPlus News 05 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Group predicts growing inflation

CHINA'S gross domestic product (GDP) will grow 10.8% and the consumer price index (CPI) will rise 3.2% this year, predicts a central bank research group.

AseanPlus News 21 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Growth outstrips expectations

THE Chinese economy rose by 11.5% in the first half of this year, continuing on a 'sound and rapid' path which needs some 'adjustment,' officials and researchers said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 10 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Agency to act on manipulation of food prices

CHINA'S top price regulating agency has ordered a crackdown on the manipulation of food prices after the country reported the highest inflation in more than 30 months in June.

AseanPlus News 14 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Inflation hits 10-year high

CONSUMER price inflation in China accelerated to the highest level in more than 10 years as food prices continue to rise, official figures released yesterday showed, raising the possibility for the fourth interest rate hike this year.

AseanPlus News 30 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Inflation may exceed target

China is likely to miss the full-year inflation target set at 3% due to soaring food prices despite various measures taken, the central bank vice-governor said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 12 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Consumer inflation up

CONSUMER inflation in China jumped to the highest level in nearly 11 years last month as food prices continue to surge, raising the possibility for another interest rate increase.