The Hang Seng Index rose 0.4 percent to 23,208.53 at the break in Hong Kong after falling as much as 0.2 percent. About twice as many shares gained as declined. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, also known as the H-share index, climbed 0.8 percent to 10,485.61.
The nation��s consumer price index rose 2.5 percent last month from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said today, the fastest pace in four months. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg had projected a 2.4 percent rise. The government has set a full-year target of 3.5 percent inflation, which leaves room for more monetary easing. Producer prices slipped 1.4 percent. Reports are also due this week on new loans, money supply, retail sales and industrial output.
Source : Bloomberg