China retail sales grew 12.3% in the January to February period, below the estimate of analysts...

|By:, SA News Editor

China retail sales grew 12.3% in the January to February period, below the estimate of analysts which called for a 13.8% gain. The downtick could be one of the first signs that a government crackdown on lavish spending by government bigwigs may actually register on the sales needle. On watch: EL, RL, COH, KORS, WRC, LVMHF.PK, GUCG.PK.