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China’s Inflation Higher Than Expected in April

China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reported today that the consumer price index (CPI), a measure of inflation, rose 2.1% year-on-year in April. This was above the 1.5% increase in March and above analysts’ forecasts of a 1.9% rise. In…

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The Two Things Investors Should Keep an Eye On

These are certainly special times we are experiencing at the moment, from the virus pandemic, new all-time highs in the stock markets, commodity boom to the war in Ukraine. Investors are certainly thinking about how best to position themselves in…

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Chinese CPI Rises in March

China’s official consumer price index (CPI) rose 1.5% in March, up from 0.9% the previous month, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The figure was higher than analysts’ expectations, who had expected a 1.2% increase. Food prices are…

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Thailand’s MPI Index Up 2.75% in February

The National Bureau of Industrial Economics (NESDB) reported that the manufacturing production index (MPI) in February 2022 was 102.0, growing 2.75% year-on-year from January-February. Capacity utilization (CapU) was 64.8% in February, down from 65.69% in January 2022, while the average…

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PPI in Germany Up 25.9% in February

As reported today by the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the producer price index (PPI) in Germany increased by 25.9% year-on-year in February. This follows increases of 25% in January and 24.2% in December 2021, mainly due to an increase…

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