China's Communist Party is hoping for a new baby boom in the economy and on the stock market with its announcement Thursday that it would allow couples to have two children, overturning the one-child policy introduced in 1979.
As well as helping solve the demographic problems of an ageing population, the move could prove a boon for a raft of companies across Asia.
Here's some of the businesses that have already taken baby steps up the stock indexes.
However one Asian company has failed to rise to the occasion. Shares in Japanese condom-maker Okamoto Industries have fallen 5 percent during Tokyo trading Friday after China scrapped the decades-long policy.
- Reuters contributed to this report.