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  1. Alco soars 23pc as Webb's pick for Christmas

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun Shareholder activist David Webb has named Alco Holdings as his Christmas pick this year, sparking a 23.14 per cent gain in the stock yesterday. Shares in the maker of consumer ... an instant boost. Seven of his recommendations in the past nine years also had a better one-year return than the Hang Seng Index. His pick last year, Shinhint Acoustic Link Holdings, a manufacturer ...

  2. Property issues propel HSI to six-month high

    Posted Sep 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... down from the Central Military Commission while some are hoping for hints on further measures to slow down growth. The central government yesterday announced that the consumer price index last ... Nichole Chan The Hong Kong market climbed to a six-month high yesterday, tracking gains from overseas stock markets amid retreating oil prices. The Legislative Council election on Sunday ...

  3. Cafe de Coral earnings jump 10pc but price rises not on the menu

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Cafe de Coral Holdings said it did not plan to increase prices to combat a likely rise in costs after it posted a 10 per cent jump in net profit to HK$221.37 million for the six ... yesterday that the company had experienced a hard time in the first half given the threat of swine flu. However, lower raw ingredient prices, especially for pork and chicken, had helped to boost ...

  4. HSI extends slide amid regional market sell-off

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... in United States retail sales and a wave of corporate profit warnings. The Hang Seng Index declined to a seven-week low, dropping 461.65 points or 3.37 per cent to 13,242.96. All quarters ... records began in 1992. 'This is the worst consumer recession that has ever occurred in the United States and it's happening right now, and that's what happened overnight and why ...

  5. Why worry about fund's paper loss?

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... downhill. What if you found that the consumer price index fell 15 per cent over the same period that your stock fell 10 per cent and your HK$90 now buys you more than your HK$100 did before? Did you still lose? This has happened in recent Hong Kong history. What if, looking at the reverse side of this scenario, the price of your stock actually rose from HK$100 to HK$110 but the consumer ...

  6. Rich pickings for loan guarantors, but at a price

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... International Trust, the largest in the region. While the Hang Seng Index has dropped 5.4 per cent, its stock has gained 4.6 per cent. There will be more to come. 'My desk used to be full of mining ...

  7. Fairwood says prices have to rise

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Fast-food chain Fairwood Holdings says it will raise prices and step up automation to offset higher costs caused by inflation and the minimum wage legislation. The company saw ... to be dragged down to 4.8 per cent from 6.8 per cent currently. 'We will raise the menu price by another 2 per cent to 3 per cent,' he said. Rival Cafe de Coral, the largest fast-food chain ...

  8. Pray that markets are unduly pessimistic

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... even more severe than during the Depression. It is not only US markets that are sending out such dire warnings. The market in equity index dividend swaps is pricing in an almost 50 per cent cut ... in asset prices by raising their savings rate. In other words, US consumer demand is deteriorating, despite successive interest rate cuts, which could well indicate that a period of deflation ...

  9. HSBC puts price tag of US$1.3b on Bank of Bermuda

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for US$815 million as it pursues consumer finance opportunities in the Americas. 'The acquisition will significantly enhance our capabilities in some important lines of business,' HSBC ... share. The total acquisition price of US$45 per share represents a 16.3 per cent premium over the bank's Nasdaq average closing price for the three months to last Friday, according to HSBC. ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Dec 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... of Hong Kong's corporate and economic governance,' Webb (below) says on his website Webb-site.com. Last year's pick, Alco Holdings, a consumer electronics manufacturer, gained 147 per cent from HK$1.21 to HK$2.99 yesterday, outperforming the 47 per cent increase in the Hang Seng Index. The company also paid dividends of 23 HK cents per share. Webb owns more than 5 per ...




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