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The Year of the Monkey Could Mean a Chinese Baby Boom

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  • Merck KGaA reports stronger 3Q fertility-drug sales in China
  • Maternity hospital group says bookings increased by up to 30%

Those born in the year of the monkey are said to be crafty, clever and charming. That’s spurred some couples in China to delay parenthood until the less-auspicious sheep year ends -- a balm for companies offering fertility products and obstetric services.

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