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China Inflation, Growth Cool, Heralding Rate Pause

China's inflation pulled back in August from a three-year high while economic activity slowed, underlining expectations that the central bank can hold off on further tightening of monetary policy in the face of a global economic slowdown.

China Inflation Cools; Monetary Tightening Put Off

China's inflation pulled back in August from a three-year high, underlining expectations that price pressures have peaked and the central bank can hold off on further tightening of monetary policy in the face of a global economic slowdown.

China yuan helps curb inflation -Zoellick

The yuan's recent gains are helping to tame China's inflation but it is too early to conclude that Beijing has won its battle to cool price pressures, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said on Monday.

Asia's Factories Quieter as Exports Slip

Slumping export demand slowed factory activity in some of Asia's biggest economies in August, although China fared better thanks to solid domestic growth, a series of surveys released on Thursday showed.

Lion to launch China's first oil & gas QDII fund

China's Lion Fund Management Co will launch next week the country's first mutual fund that invests in overseas oil and gas-related assets, as Chinese money managers step up innovation to woo investors haunted by inflation concerns.

China province raises taxi fares after strikes

The booming eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang has ordered a rise in taxi fares in cities and counties with underpriced cabs following a wave of strikes by drivers demanding higher wages, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.

Morocco's inflation jumps above f'cast in July

Inflation in Morocco jumped to 1.8 percent in July from a year earlier, exceeding the average forecast for 2011 for the first time this year, due mainly to a surge in food prices, the state High Planning Commission (HCP) said on Friday.

Manufacturing Gauge Drops to 2-1/2 Year Low

Factory activity in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region slumped to a nearly 2-1/2 year low in August and home resales unexpectedly dropped last month, dampening hopes for a quick revival in economic growth.

Gold Climbs on the Futures Markets

Traders on the U.S. futures market bid up the price of gold to a record high early Thursday on continued concern about the slowing economies of both Europe and the United States.

China taxi drivers strike, dismiss pledges to boost fares

Striking cab drivers in Hangzhou denouncing rising fuel prices and demanding the government make good on pledges to raise fares abandoned their vehicles for a second day on Tuesday, and planned street protests despite a heavy police presence.

Social Security Payment Increases - Debt Deal Casualty?

Baby Boomers - the size of your Social Security payment may be lowered, if the current mood in Congress prevails. That's because 'Gang of Six' debt deal plan negotiators want to change the inflation/cost of living formula -- a change that would result in smaller annual payment increases for inflation.

Gloomy consumers cast dark cloud over economy

U.S. consumer confidence hit a near 2-1/2 year low in early July and manufacturing output stalled in June, further frustrating expectations of a quick economic growth rebound in the second half of the year.

Mischief From Cheap Money - Shocking Charts

Three trillion dollars is a lot of cash to hoard up in barely 10 years. It's a lot of cash to unleash on the world's commodity markets, too. And peak oil or not, we monetary maniacs might just have a point. Real returns to cash do matter.