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College Costs Outpace Inflation: College Board

The cost of college in the United States rose sharply for the 2011-2012 school year, continuing a multiyear pattern in which public school increases outpaced private school hikes and both eclipsed the average rate of inflation by significant amounts, the College Board reported on Wednesday.

China Inflation Seen Below 5 Percent by November: Report

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China's consumer inflation is likely to ease below 5 percent by November and December, a senior official at the country's economic planner said in remarks published on Monday, raising hopes Beijing can contain prices that have held near three-year highs.

Annual inflation jumps higher in September

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Canada's annual inflation rate remained above the central bank's traditional comfort zone in September as consumers were hit by higher gasoline and food prices, according to Statistics Canada data on Friday.
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India's September Inflation Seen Easing to 9.7%

India's wholesale price index probably rose 9.70 percent in September from a year earlier, easing slightly from 9.78 percent in August, a Reuters poll showed.Forecasts from 25 economists ranged from 9.2 to 9.9 percent.
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Mauritius inflation rises in Sept

Mauritius' year-on-year rate of inflation slowed for a second straight month, with some analysts saying this gave the central bank room to give the economy a boost.
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Weekly Jobless Claims, Manufacturing Figures Show Weakening U.S. Economy

Claims for unemployment benefits last week rose more than expected, hitting their highest level in more than two months. In addition, manufacturing in a key northeastern region fell more quickly than expected, developments that may pressure the Federal Reserve to try to stimulate business activity.
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China August Lending Strong, no Policy Relaxation Seen

China's bank lending quickened to 548.5 billion yuan ($86 billion)in August, topping market expectations of 500 billion yuan and rebounding from July'sseven-month low, pointing to a slight relaxation in credit conditions for the nation's businesses.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Is this the Week Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Starts QE3?

With the U.S. recovery having slowed considerably, and Europe debt woes persisting, investors will look to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's Jackson Hole, Wyo. speech later this week to provide clues regarding the central bank's evaluation of the economy, and at what point it thinks additional stimulus would be needed.

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.
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Jobless Claims Up, Gasoline Lifts Consumer Prices

The number of Americans claiming new jobless benefits rose last week and consumer prices increased at the fastest pace in four months in July, highlighting the challenges facing the Federal Reserve.
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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.


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