china inflation

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%.

What Does Chinese Inflation Mean for Americans?

China's economy is clearly in the midst of an inflationary pop. And most American consumers might think that will translate directly to the prices we pay here. But once you put U.S.-China trade in a larger context, it becomes clear that this less likely to be the case.

The Big, Continuing Stories That Could Derail 2011

Major news stories ebb and flow, rising to the headlines and then slipping out of the spotlight. But even as they fade from attention, keep an eye on this handful of long-term issues with the potential to disrupt the U.S. economy and global recovery.

Shares Slide in Asia as China Vows to Tackle Rising Prices

Asian shares slid Tuesday as investors worry about government efforts to stabilize prices in the People's Republic. China's Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 1.7%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 0.9% and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index slipped 0.6%.

China's Christmas Rate Hike Drags Banking Shares Lower

China's 25 basis point hike in the one-year base lending rate sent banks spiraling and crippled real estate shares. The Shanghai Composite Index sank 1.9%, but in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index rose 0.8%. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange was closed for the Christmas holiday.

Is the Global Economy
Rolling Over?

The recent tremors in global equity markets may have deep roots. As investors are becoming aware, there is growing evidence that the economy is slowing down in Europe, Asia and the U.S. Here's a look at some of the key data.

China Hikes Rates, and the World Stumbles

China surprised international markets Tuesday by raising key interest rates for the first time in three years. The action, taken primarily for domestic reasons, caused a worldwide sell-off driven by the worry that it could cause the Chinese economy to slow down.