Baby panda rally: Zoo’s new arrival boosts Tokyo restaurant stocks

HONG KONG — Call it “pandanomics.” News of the birth of a panda at a Tokyo zoo sent shares in two local restaurant operators soaring.

Ueno Zoo announced Monday that its giant panda Shin Shin gave birth to at least one cub — the zoo’s first in five years. That’s prompted investors to bet on a baby panda boom for businesses in the area as visitors flock to see the new arrival.


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