Chinese inflation rebounds amid easing of monetary policy

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China’s economy may be starting to recover from its recent slowdown

China’s consumer inflation was 2.3% in March amid surging food prices, the highest level in five months, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday.

Producer inflation also edged up to 0.4%, bucking the declining trend since late 2017. The producer price index (PPI) in March was driven largely by rapid rises in oil and gas prices, official data showed.

The step-up of China’s key inflation figures came after months of monetary easing. There may be room for the central bank to continue

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