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  1. Cooling measures cause house price slowdown

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Home prices in 100 mainland cities grew modestly last month from May, reflecting a slowdown in the market after a series of cooling measures. Seventy-five cities experienced higher house prices, according to mainland property website SouFun Holdings, while 25 reported prices lower than those in May. The average 0.41 per cent growth was below ...

  2. In-house titles help lift profits 63pc at NetEase

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com NetEase.com, the mainland's second-largest operator of online games, plans a more aggressive launch this year of titles developed in-house after ... 'unlock NetEase's user and brand value'. It added: 'We remain positive about the [mainland online] game sector due to high cash flow yield, low price earnings, and good government ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Trade-off between productivity gains and job losses isn't so simple

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 02:06pm by PATRICK LOW

    ... Productivity increases typically lower prices, encouraging increased demand. Technological change and innovation are at the heart of the creation and destruction that underlies economic progress ... of the queue. The electoral cycle is too short to induce enough longer-term thinking. This near-term view of the world exacts its price on key sections of the population, especially the young, but does ...

  4. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple price pressure as profit margin declines to levels after iPhone launch

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Profit margin falls to 2007 level amid tougher competition and a lack of new products Falling prices hit Apple's margins Apple's profit margins are falling back to levels not seen since sales took off after the 2007 debut of the firm's iPhone, as competition and a lack of breakthrough products pressure the company to lower its prices. Concern over ...

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    Panasonic to halve chip business workforce: reports

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... chip business strategy from various angles but nothing has been decided”. The company may also sell the buildings that house the Osaka headquarters of its Sanyo subsidiary as part of the wider ...

  6. Business - Companies - Google

    Google shares soar past US$1,000 on strong earnings

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 03:25pm by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Surge in stock price of internet giant Google, up 13.8 per cent on Friday, pushes S&P 500 to record highs Shares in internet search and advertising titan Google soared more than 13 per cent on Friday to pass the US$1,000 mark for the first time after a strong earnings report. The earnings demonstrated Google was smoothly building its ...

  7. A price to pay for a freewheeling web

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There has always been an element of addiction about the internet, but the explosive popularity of Twitter has made it especially so. The social networking site has become a place for information about what the rich and famous are doing. Anyone who is anyo ...

  8. Business - Money

    Foxconn Intl climbs on brokerage report of possible Apple deal

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 01:35pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... iPhones in late 2012 or early 2013,” Birdy Lu, an analyst with Daiwa, wrote in a research report dated October 10. The broker initiated a “buy” rating on the stock, with a target price of HK$3.8. ... the report said. The stock gained 17 per cent in the previous session. Yet the company said on Friday it was unaware of any reason behind the sharp rise in its stock price. FIH is seen as an also-ran ...

  9. September inflation eases to 2.6pc

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... charge subsidy in August last year. Without the effect of any one-off relief measures, the consumer price index was 2.2 per cent, compared to 1.9 per cent in August, mainly because of rising public and private housing rents. ...

  10. Shortage pushes up price of iPhone 4S

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Consumer mania surrounding the new Apple mobile phone shows no sign of easing since the launch of the iPhone 4S in Hong Kong on Friday. Resale prices ... were generally charging HK$7,200 for the most popular 16GB model yesterday. That is HK$2,112 more than the original price. The 32GB version was on offer for HK$7,600- HK$1,712 above ...




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