Debate over adding firepower to the euro zone's debt rescue fund heated up as Germany clashed with Brussels over what course to take ahead of a meeting of finance ministers.
Inflation turns main concern
The threat of inflation and asset bubbles was uppermost in the minds of key participants at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong yesterday.
Timing key on homes
Hong Kong stocks fell yesterday after the Shanghai bourse retreated nearly 3 percent.
Telefield taps strong demand
The retail tranche of Telefield International (Holdings) was 5.7 times oversubscribed, freezing HK$90.5 million in margin financing orders, brokerages said.
M&A activity set to surge
Transaction volumes of outbound mergers and acquisitions by mainland buyers are set to surge 50 percent this year, rising from the record 188 deals in 2010, PricewaterhouseCoopers forecast.
Consumer picks face fight
Mainland-themed consumer stocks will face higher risks in the near future, while the average inflation level will remain as high as 5 percent throughout 2011, according to Credit Suisse.
Loan growth to come by size in mainland -
Loan growth figures for the mainland banking sector is set to be broken down by size, the central bank said yesterday.
Bank reserves seen too high
Beijing has raised the reserve requirements ratio to very high levels and the central bank lacks the tools to effectively tackle inflows of hot money.