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Protecting against inflation

Buying inflation protection is cheap right now, even as consensus estimates point to hyper inflation in the coming years.

The FinanceAsia inflation index for details see story published on our website on August 28 is intended to give a light-hearted look at the cost of a typical Hong Kong banker's basket of goods, from foie gras and cigars to an apartment in the Mid-Levels and a BMW. It was only ever meant as a bit of fun, but its results are no joke -- our index agrees with the official Hong Kong data on inflation prices have fallen since last year.

In June, the city's consumer price index showed an overall 0.9% drop since the same month last year and, worldwide,...

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