China retail sales rose 12.6% Y/Y in Q1 to 5.5451T yuan ($887.22B), according to government...

|By:, SA News Editor

China retail sales rose 12.6% Y/Y in Q1 to 5.5451T yuan ($887.22B), according to government data. The pace of growth was a slight improvement over last month's mark and slightly beat estimates but a crackdown on corruption appears to be having an impact on luxury spending and could affect companies in the sector. On watch: EL, RL, COH, KORS, WRC, LVMHF.PK, GUCG.PK.