Following last night's rate hike, consensus among brokerage analysts appears to be that the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Following last night's rate hike, consensus among brokerage analysts appears to be that the tightening cycle in China is finished. However, government economists are sounding a more hawkish tone. "Containing inflation is the major task ... with respect to rate hikes, the sooner, the better," says PBOC advisor Xia Bin.