Maternity formula and care shares in China rose after it was said that the country was close to ending the limits on the number of children a family can have, although the gains could be short-lived since a baby boom seems unlikely.
Company maternity products Shanghai Aiyingshi Co. and incubator company Ningbo David Medical Device Co. increased as much as the daily limit of 10 percent. Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co. rose up to 5 percent in Shenzhen in a day of silent movements in China's stock markets, while Guangdong Qunxing Toys Joint-Stock Co. advanced. Even piano manufacturers enjoyed a boost, with Hailun Piano Co. and Guangzhou Pearl River Piano Group Co. moving forward.
"The elimination of birth limits will not necessarily cause a baby boom, so it is likely that a speculative trade will win" "Last a long time," said Zhang Gang, strategist at Central China Securities Co. , based in Shanghai "The big funds will not want to participate in these short-term exchanges, and the sector is not big enough to handle the inflows."  China's cabinet is studying what could happen if the The country is ending its policy of about four decades old, said people who asked not to be named while discussing the government's deliberations.The country faces the prospects of a rapidly aging population that has had to deal with criticism from foreign governments over his family planning policies.
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in Japan too went up, with Pigeon Corp., Unicharm Corp. and Nippon Shokubai Co. adding at least 2 percent. Chinese tourists are known for shopping binge eating of high quality consumer products in trips to countries like Japan.
The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.4 percent at 11:06 a.m. local time.
– With the help of Amanda Wang and Kurt Schussler
( Updates with quote, shares of Japan and share prices. )