Around the World's Markets: Hong Kong

STOCKS REBOUNDED after Thursday's sell-off, with the Hang Seng ending up 1.56 per cent at 9,506, but traders warned it could come under pressure next week as the reporting season begins. Activity in index futures suggested the index would either fall below 9,000 or breach 10,000 in February.

HSBC led the rise, climbing 2.39 per cent. Developer Sun Hung Kai climbed 2.8 per cent on rumours it was talking with Disney about a theme park.