Chinese Inflation Causes Toymakers To Raise Prices

05/25/2011 09:55 am ET | Updated Jul 25, 2011
  • Bloomberg

Hundreds of toymakers at the China Import and Export Fair, the country's largest, are charging more as the world's second- largest economy battles inflation that soared to an almost three-year high of 5.4 percent in March. Mattel Inc. (MAT), which makes Barbie dolls, and Hasbro Inc. (HAS), owner of the Transformers brand, raised prices earlier this year as Chinese factories pass on higher costs for raw materials and labor.

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