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AseanPlus News 19 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Raise more pigs to curb inflation, farmers told

CHINA will reward pig breeders with cash in a bid to ensure pork supply, state media said yesterday, as the rising price of the dietary staple continued to add pressure on inflation.

Nation 20 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Consumers paying more for food and transport

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January to August registered a 2% increase from the same period last year, from 103.2 to 105.3 with notable increases in transport, food and utility costs.

Nation 04 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Price rises hurting the wallets of Malaysians

Bread now costs 20 to 30 sen more per loaf, and toll charges may be raised again next year. All over the country, Malaysians are paying more for popular local fare like I>char kuay teow /I>and I>roti canai/I>.

Nation 26 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Loyalty card for Hainanese clansmen

The Hainanese clan has come out with a 'loyalty card', which provides shopping discounts and other benefits to its clansmen, I>Sin Chew Daily/Ireported.

Nation 25 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Stockpile will ensure speedy supply, says Shafie

It will take only one or two days to normalise supply to areas which are hit by shortages of essential items once the national stockpile system is in place.

AseanPlus News 06 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Beijing acts to stem rising prices

PREMIER Wen Jiabao pledged to cap China's consumer price index (CPI) growth rate within 4.8% in 2008 - the average level of last year, to ease the country's mounting pressure of inflation.

AseanPlus News 29 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Rice and wheat minimum purchase prices raised again

CHINA has raised its minimum purchase prices for rice and wheat for a second time this year to encourage grain production and curb inflation, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said yesterday.

World 15 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Egypt min: looking at rise in govt worker salaries

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Egypt's government is looking at a significant rise in public sector salaries and has no more plans at the moment for steps to tame inflation, its Trade and Industry Minister Rachid Mohamed Rachid said on Tuesday.

World 15 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Egypt min: looking at rise in govt worker salaries

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Egypt's government is looking at a significant rise in public sector salaries and has no more plans at the moment for steps to tame inflation, its Trade and Industry Minister Rachid Mohamed Rachid said on Tuesday.

Nation 25 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Subsidy on diesel to go first, says Shahrir

The restructured fuel subsidy scheme will see the removal of subsidy on diesel first.