TAKE A LOOK: Asia inflation: Philippine pace hits highest since 2009

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Philippine annual inflation reached its highest in nearly a decade in August, the country's statistics agency said, exceeding expectations and raising the chances of a fourth interest rate hike this year.

  AUGUST 2018 
> Philippine inflation at highest since March 2009                    
> Indonesia inflation edges up to 3.20% y/y                     
> Thai consumer prices up 1.62% y/y, above f'cast               
    
  JULY 2018
> Japan consumer prices again rise 0.8% y/y                     
> Singapore core inflation rate hits four-year high                
> India's annual retail inflation cools to 4.17%               
> China factory inflation slows, consumer prices rise              
> Philippine pace climbs, raising cbank rate hike bets             
> Indonesia's inflation rate edges up to 3.18% y/y              
> Thai headline CPI up 1.46% y/y, matching forecast             
    
  JUNE 2018
> Singapore all-items CPI +0.6% y/y, most since Nov                 
> Japan inflation target dims as prices barely budge                      
> Malaysia posts lowest inflation rates since Feb 2015             
> NZ has Q2 inflation of 1.5%, rates likely to hold             
> India retail inflation at 5% y/y, a 5-month high              
> China producer inflation hits a six-month high                   
> Philippine pace soars to 5.2%, a five-year high               
> South Korea CPI +1.5% y/y, forecast was +1.7%                  
> Indonesia pace slows less than expected, to 3.12%            
> Thailand headline CPI +1.38% y/y, below forecast              
    
  MAY 2018
> Singapore CPI roses 0.4% y/y, above expectation               
> Japan level matches April's,  showing BOJ challenge              
> Malaysia inflation pace 1.8%, same as April                   
> India retail inflation reaches a four-month high                 
> China producer inflation rises for a 2nd month                   
> Philippine inflation quickens a 5th straight month               
> Indonesia pace slows to 3.23%, food prices modest             
> Thai headline CPI at highest level in 16 months                  
  
  APRIL 2018
> Singapore all-items CPI up 0.1% y/y                           
> Malaysia headline CPI increases less than forecast               
> Japan's core CPI rises 0.7% yr/yr in April                        
> India inflation hike could mean more hawkish c.bank              
> China producer inflation up for 1st time in 7 months                 
> Philippine pace at a 5-yr high; rate hike looming?                
> Indonesia y/y pace 3.41%, almost same as in March             
> S.Korea April consumer price index +1.6% y/y                  
> Thailand CPI rises to 1.07% y/y, above forecast       
    
  MARCH 2018
> Tame inflation keeps pressure on BOJ to stand pat                
> India's March retail inflation eases to 5-month low              
> Japan core consumer prices rise 0.9% y/y                      
> China consumer inflation slows to 2.1% y/y                    
> Philippine inflation at 5-yr high,BSP reviews response             
> Indonesia inflation rate accelerates to 3.4% y/y              
> Thai headline CPI rises 0.79% y/y, below f'cast               
    
  FEBRUARY 2018
> India WPI eases for 3rd month as food prices cool                
> India CPI dips for 2nd month, RBI seen on April hold             
> China consumer inflation hits highest since 2013                 
> Malaysia inflation at 1.4%, below forecast                    
> Singapore all-items CPI up 0.5% y/y                           
> Taiwan CPI rises 2.9% y/y, more than forecast                 
> Philippine inflation at fastest pace since Sept 2014             
> S.Korea pace speeds up slightly on oil, food costs               
> Indonesia's annual inflation rate slows to 3.18%              
> Thai headline rate at 0.42% y/y, below forecasts              
      
  JANUARY 2018
> Malaysia rate at 2.7% y/y, slowest since Dec 2016             
> Japan core inflation 0.9% y/y, unchanged from Dec             
> Hong Kong CPI rises 1.7% y/y, same pace as Dec                
> India's retail inflation eases only slightly in Jan              
> China PPI climbs 4.3%, smallest rise in 14 months             
> Philippine pace at 4.0%, raising rate-hike chance             
> S.Korea inflation eases to slowest pace in 17 months             
> Thailand rate eases to 0.68% y/y, below forecast              
> Indonesia inflation 3.25%, lowest since Dec 2016              
    
  DECEMBER 2017
> Japan Dec inflation steady, challenges BOJ's optimism            
> NZ's Q4 prices rise up at slower-than-expected pace              
> Malaysia inflation edges up 3.5% y/y, as forecast             
> Singapore CPI rises 0.4% y/y, less than forecast              
> Hong Kong's consumer prices climb 1.7% y/y                    
> NZ food prices fall, pointing to weaker Q4 inflation             
> Food prices push India inflation to a 17-month high              
> China producer price inflation slows to 13-mth low   
> Philippine annual inflation rate steady,  core dips              
> Taiwan CPI increases 1.21%, more than forecast                
> Thai headline CPI +0.78% y/y, below forecast                  
> Indonesia inflation climbs for 1st time since June               
> S.Korea inflation speeds up as oil prices rise                   
     
  NOVEMBER 2017
> Japan core CPI rises in Nov, BOJ goal still distant              
> Singapore Nov inflation speeds up on transport costs                    
> Malaysia Nov inflation rate 3.4% y/y, below Oct               
> China CPI rises 1.7% y/y, PPI up 5.8%                      
> Taiwan CPI rose 0.35% y/y, above forecasts                    
> India retail inflation breaches RBI's pct target                 
> Philippine inflation cools for 1st time in 5 months              
> Indonesia inflation at its lowest in nearly 1 year               
> Thai inflation rate rises, but below c.bank target               
> S.Korea Nov inflation eases to slowest in 11 months              
    
  OCTOBER 2017
> Japan's CPI, weak spending raise inflation doubts                
> Malaysia's inflation rate eases to 3.7% y/y                   
> Singapore all-items CPI +0.4% y/y, below forecast             
> India's retail inflation hits a 7-month high                     
> Taiwan CPI -0.32% y/y, falling more than forecast             
> China factory gate inflation shows momentum robust               
> Philippine inflation quickens to 3-year high                     
> South Korea inflation rate moderates to 1.8 pct y/y              
> Thai headline CPI up 0.86% y/y, above forecast                
> Indonesia inflation rate eases to 3.58% y/y                   
    
  SEPTEMBER 2017
> Australia Q3 inflation surprisingly soft                         
> Singapore September all-items CPI up 0.4% y/y                 
> Malaysia inflation rate rises to 4.3% y/y                     
> New Zealand consumer price index picks up in Q3                  
> China producer prices jump most in 6 months                      
> India CPI rise steady, hopes for rate cut bleak                  
> Philippine inflation accelerates more than expected              
> Indonesia annual inflation hits six-month low                    
> Thai CPI above forecast, rises a 3rd straight month              
> S.Korea inflation slows as food price pressure eases             
    
  AUGUST 2017
> Malaysia inflation picks up to 3.7%, tops forecast            
> India WPI inflation hits four-month high                         
> India CPI rises more than expected to 5-month high               
> China CPI, PPI rise more than expected                           
> Philippine inflation quickens to 3.1%, tops fcast             
> Indonesia rate slows to 3.82%, food prices lower              
> Thai headline CPI up 0.32% y/y, below forecast                
> Vietnam inflation rate at 3.35%, above July                   
> S.Korea inflation hits five-year high                            
    
  JULY 2017
> Japan's CPI rises for 7th straight month                             
> Singapore inflation picks up marginally                          
> Malaysia inflation eases for fourth month                        
> China consumer inflation dips, PPI at steady clip                
> India inflation revives,dims hopes for more rate cuts            
> Australia Q2 inflation surprisingly soft                         
> Philippine consumer prices rise 2.8% y/y                      
> Indonesia headline inflation rate slows to 3.88%            
> Thai consumer prices rise 0.17% y/y