China plans to fold developers of military hardware into listed state-owned companies, people familiar with the matter said, giving them access to capital markets as the country prioritizes high-technology defense capability.
Shanghai’s over-the-counter equity market was almost deserted on a weekday morning last week. Two cleaning ladies swept the floor of a trading hall devoid of brokers or computers, while a woman at an information desk ate breakfast and talked on her mobile phone.
China’s benchmark stock index extended the biggest five-day rally in eight weeks as Chongqing Changan Automobile Co. led gains for consumer-discretionary shares and China Petroleum and Chemical Corp. rose. Banks fell.