CHINA CONSUMER PRICES ROSE 14.5 PERCENT IN AUGUST

CHINA CONSUMER PRICES ROSE 14.5 PERCENT IN AUGUST

Consumer prices across China rose 14.5 percent in August from the same month a year ago, the State Statistical Bureau reported.

The increase was higher than the 12.3 percent rise in retail prices reported by the government on Monday.Consumer prices in August were 1.7 percent higher than in July, the bureau said in a report carried by the official Xinhua News Agency.