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Soaring living costs and high housing prices are negatively affecting how Shanghai residents feel about their quality of life, according to a nationwide economic survey released recently […]
Ranking behind four cities – Tokyo, Nagoya, Yokohama and Kobe – Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong have become some of the most expensive cities in Asia, according to the latest survey conducted by internationally renowned human resources service provider ECA International.
China’s consumer price index(CPI) rose 8.5 percent in April, mainly driven by uncurbed food costs, the National Bureau of Statistics(NBS) said recently. The figure, compared with 8.3 percent in March and a nearly 12-year-high of 8.7 percent in February, was broadly in line with most forecasts.
The NBS attributed the figure to a low base of comparison: the CPI rose just 3 percent in April 2007. Another factor was the rapid increase in world grain and commodity prices…