CHINA - Chinese growth raced ahead 9.7% in the first quarter of 2011, while inflation hit its highest level since 2008.
China's National Bureau of Statistics says China's economy continued its boom in March, with the economy growing a faster-than-expected 9.7% between January and March year on year..
Consumer prices rose by 5.4% in March compared with a year earlier. This was up from 4.9% the month before.
The government has been taking steps to try to cool property and food prices by raising rates but it is yet to have an impact.
Yesterday at a summit of BRIC leaders, Chinese president Hu Jintao warned there was a risk to economic from stability from "massive cross-border capital flows".
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UK defined benefit (DB) schemes have increasingly undertaken benefit reviews over the last four years resulting in an acceleration of scheme closures, Aon research finds.
Contributions are no longer sufficient to meet regular payments for three-quarters of small- to medium- sized defined benefit (DB) schemes, Buck analysis finds.