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  1. Business - Money - RESULTS

    Wheelock and Co announces 525 per cent increase in interim dividend

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... increase in the dividend was partly due to a change in the company's dividend payout policy. Ng said the payout ratio- the percentage of earnings distributed as dividends to shareholders- had ... Peggy Sito eggy.sito@scmp.com After a payout ratio below 10 per cent since 2003, property and logistics firm changes the rules to increase distributable earnings by 525 per cent Wheelock ...

  2. News - China

    Starbucks aims to become more Chinese as it announces 800 new coffee shops

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 11:01am by Staff Reporters

    ... started our journey in China, opening our first store in 1999, and we are proud to now operate 100 stores across the city and more than 700 throughout mainland China.” Starbucks has announced ... completed a rigorous certification process and have earned the right to wear the distinguished "black apron" after intensive coffee skills and knowledge training. “Our passion and pursuit ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POWER

    Green group says power companies can limit price rises

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Kong Electric's rise was 6.3 per cent. The adjustment for next year is expected to be announced next Tuesday. Studies by the group of the two power companies' mid-year financial ... could be held down by falling fuel prices and the return to consumers of excess fuel charges and earnings, a green group says. World Green Organisation, a new Hong Kong-based group, said ...

  4. Business - Companies - COMPUTERS

    Tumbling PC sales, writedown push HP into quarterly loss

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 09:19am

    ... purchase of Electronic Data Systems Corp. The company also on Wednesday reduced its full-year earnings outlook slightly to the low end of its previous range, responding to a faltering PC market ... the company,” said Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu. “One of the clear signs is a better predictability of earnings.” The company was plagued by poor forecasting during former Chief Executive Leo Apotheker’s ...

  5. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Cloud over China company earnings and stocks as economy slows

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Company earnings forecast lowered and cloud hangs over stocks as economy slows China outlook takes a beating from analysts Goldman Sachs has lowered earnings growth ... as new orders contracted and output rose at a slower pace, according to the purchasing managers' index. Earnings per share for companies in the MSCI China Index of mainly Hong Kong-listed ...

  6. Business - Economy - MAINLAND ECONOMY

    China industrial profits reflect impact of slowing economic growth

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 02:38pm

    ... food makers, liquor companies and department stores, according to a Reuters analysis of balance sheets from 350 Chinese companies.   ...

  7. China Agri earnings boosted by oilseeds

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com China Agri-Industries, one of the largest state-owned oil and grain companies, announced a 39 per cent jump in net profit as revenue from its oilseed businesses increased sharply amid robust demand and suspension of government price caps. Net earnings rose from HK$1.70 billion to HK$2.37 billion in 2011. Its major profit driver was the oilseeds business, ...

  8. Business - Money - STOCK WATCH

    Stock Watch: Chinese toll companies

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by KHOR UN HUN

    ... companies. These pay out an average dividend yield of about 6.5 per cent (see table) and offer a chance of gains should the mainland economy turn around. Toll roads are typically safe earners, if dull and low growth. They collect cash in a highly predictable fashion. This stability enables firms to pay out a high proportion of their earnings in the form of dividends. It also allows ...

  9. Business - Money

    Market Open:Hong Kong stocks seen lower ahead of Q3 earnings

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 08:21am by Jeanny Yu

    ... of third-quarter earnings reports from A share companies which may drag the market down.   Hong Kong stocks are seen retreating on Monday as investors take profit after the benchmark index posted its longest winning streak since January 2011, ahead of thousands of third-quarter earnings reports from A share companies which may drag the market down. Bank of China (3988.HK), Agricultural Bank ...

  10. Business - Companies - COMPANIES

    Chamber gives firm voice for listed companies

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to introduce a "blackout period", banning directors from trading in the shares of their companies between the end of the financial period and earnings announcements. The chamber strongly ... make it a criminal offence for companies not to announce price-sensitive information in a timely manner, as initially proposed in 2004. The law, which is to be enforced in January, will only ...




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