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.