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  1. HK investors seek better yields in foreign currencies

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee amanda.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong's retail investors might have given stocks the cold shoulder lately, but demand for foreign currencies is heating up. 'I bought ... more to pay my son's college fees. I have even sold some of it.' Higher yielding currencies- such as the Australian and New Zealand dollars- appeal to Hong Kong savers who face low ...

  2. Singapore building costs most expensive in Asia

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Singapore is Asia's most expensive country in which to build, followed by Hong Kong, an international construction cost report says. The price of construction in the city state is nearly 7 per cent higher than in Britain, according to the ...

  3. Sinofert posts first loss since listing

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Sinofert Holdings, the mainland's largest fertiliser distributor, posted its first loss since listing in 2005, owing to a sharp plunge in prices and sales volume and an inventory write-down. While its management expected a pick-up in fertilis ...

  4. Lenovo aims to beat costs and improve margins

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Lenovo Group, the country's biggest maker of personal computers, will overcome the challenge of rising material and labour costs and increase its profit margin this year, chief financial officer Wong Wai-ming says. 'There is a lot of ...

  5. Shanghai Prime in 550m yuan capex exercise to increase output capacity

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Shanghai Prime Machinery, a major precision industrial components maker in the mainland, will more than double its capital spending this year to lift output capacity in order to meet rising demand and overseas sales. The Shanghai-based company ...

  6. Developer Agile misses target amid price curbs

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Guangdong-based developer Agile Property Holdings said it generated 31.5 billion yuan (HK$38.68 billion) of contract sales last year, about 15 per cent below its target due to difficult market conditions. The developer yesterday ...

  7. Investors dump Trony shares after poor results

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Investors yesterday punished Trony Solar, after the country's largest producer of thin-film solar panel modules reported worse than expected interim results, pushing its share price down as much as 10 per cent. The Shenzhen ...

  8. Industry growth slows as demand is squeezed

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Profit growth of the mainland's industrial sector slowed to 25.4 per cent last year, as weak demand from developed nations hit by the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis and Beijing's economic tightening measures to combat ...

  9. Luxury market may fall 20pc this year

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com The luxury housing market on the mainland could see price falls of up to 20 per cent this year, some observers predict. Among them is Shanghai resident Zhao Liming, who watched in despair as demand for luxury properties ...

  10. Business - China Business - RESULTS

    Sportswear shares bounce back

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Mainland makers Xtep, 361 and Peak Sport see a rebound on the stock market as interim results exceed forecasts Sportswear shares bounce back Share prices of mainland sportswear makers rebounded yesterday as Xtep I ...




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