By noon on a recent weekday, Nguyen Thi Hanh hadn’t sold a single mooncake at her sidewalk kiosk set up for the Mid-Autumn Festival on a busy street in Hanoi. She squatted on the ground to tend to her embroidery, instead.
Zhang Guangdi has watched the market value of his Shanghai International Port Group Co. shares jump 130 percent since Aug. 22, when China’s commerce ministry said the government approved a free-trade zone in Shanghai.
Kinh Do Corp., Vietnam’s biggest listed confectionery maker, rose to the highest level in a week in Ho Chi Minh City on speculation traditional cake sales during this month’s Mid-Autumn Festival will boost earnings.
Hong Kong stocks rose for a fourth week as Nike Inc.’s better-than-estimated profit boosted supplier Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd., while PCCW Ltd. gained after the Sing Tao Daily said the company plans to seek a separate listing for a unit.
China’s exports unexpectedly fell in September, signaling the constraints of global demand on the nation’s recovery and highlighting distortions caused by fake invoices that have yet to be eliminated from trade data.