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Li & Fung seen as bellwether for US retail sector

21 August 2014 Last updated at 03:04 BST

Supply-chain giant Li & Fung's half-year results will be closely watched by both Asian and US investors.

The Hong Kong-based firm sources many of the toys, clothes and other goods sold by stores such as Walmart and Target.

As a result its profit figure is seen as a bellwether for the health of the American retail sector.

BBC correspondent Juliana Liu explains.

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