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Asian Markets Jittery as China's CPI Rises Again

China's National Bureau of Statistics reported that the country's consumer price index rose 4.9% in January. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 1% and in China the Shanghai Composite Index remained virtually unchanged. Japan's Nikkei 225 Index inched up 0.2%.

Asian Markets Slide After Chinese Interest Rate Hike

Chinese investors returning from the New Year holiday were greeted by a 25 basis point hike in interest rates. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.9%, in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index fell 1.4%, and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index declined 0.2%.

Chinese Inflation Drags Asian Shares Lower

Asian markets plunged Thursday. In China the Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 2.9% to 2,678 and in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index fell 1.7% to 24,004. Japan's Nikkei 225 Index lost 1.1% to end the day at 10,437.