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China producer prices up in Jan after four years of deflation

China's headline inflation was driven by higher fuel and food prices last month, a typical pattern before the Chinese New Year holidays which ended last week.


PRICES at factory gates and consumer prices rose more than expected in January, but tightening measures implemented over the past two months are expected to put a lid on price hikes looking forward.

The headline inflation rate, the consumer price index (CPI), rose to a...

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