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.
Belle International Holdings Ltd. , China’s largest retailer of women’s shoes, led Hong Kong-listed shoe and clothing companies higher as investors anticipated sales will increase during national holidays.
Palm oil fell to the lowest level in more than a week after China’s leadership indicated that it chose slower economic growth, boosting concern that demand from the second-largest consumer may be hurt.
Palm oil headed for a fourth weekly advance on speculation that rising demand in India and China may counter a build-up in stockpiles in Malaysia as output expands seasonally in the world’s second-largest producer.
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.