China headline consumer price index advanced
China's headline consumer price index advanced at a 1.9% year-on-year clip in September, after a rise of 1.3% in August, as food price gains accelerated to a 3.2% year-on-year clip from 1.3%.
Non-food price increases also quickened to a 1.6% pace - a two-year high - up from 1.4% in the month before.
Economists had forecast a gain of 1.6% in headline CPI. ■