PetroChina Co., the nation’s biggest oil producer, led a monthly slump in state-owned companies traded in New York. Baidu Inc. rallied the most in 19 months on prospects the government will seek to boost the economy by supporting private businesses.
Short seller Jon Carnes made millions of dollars publishing anonymous reports accusing Chinese companies of fraud. Now settled in Vancouver after fleeing threats of violence in China, he’s trying another business model: providing tips to the U.S. government.
Sina Corp. gained, helping Chinese shares traded in New York to a five-month high, after analysts recommended buying the nation’s Internet companies as users climb and their stock trades cheaper than peers in the U.S.
Chinese stocks will probably climb this week as the widening of the yuan’s trading band is seen as a move toward further liberalization of the world’s second- largest economy, according to Baochuan Capital Management LLC.
Carson Block, the short seller and analyst who sparked a 74 percent drop in Sino-Forest Corp. shares when he said the company misstated its business, is finding it harder to attract believers to his latest research.