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  1. Bare bottom line shows up despite Davies' strong spin

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... to US$740 million last year was due almost entirely to a big drop in bad-debt charges (with top-line revenue up just 3 per cent and charges down 21 per cent). 'Jaws' (growth in revenues ... 12.1 per cent in 2002 to 15.3 per cent last year- it remains well short of the target set for management and owes more to reduced bad-debt charges than top-line revenue growth. Problems ...

  2. Lai See

    Posted Oct 05th 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... That's US$316 million to you folks. The cash came from debt and equity raising, mergers and acquisitions and syndicated loan transactions. UBS has ranked No1 at the end of every year since 2001. ...

  3. Hong Kong could provide answer to China's yuan woes

    Posted Oct 05th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the competitiveness of the agricultural sector and push the domestic economy into deflation, triggering a debt crisis. In other words, allowing moderately faster but still managed appreciation will not solve ...

  4. Business digest

    Posted Oct 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to HK$200 million of the consideration will be paid through debt or equity financing, but placing new shares will be the first priority,' Mr Dong said yesterday. He added that profit from ...

  5. No closure on Yaohan

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... in Japan only) as it struggled with competition sparked by deregulation of Japan's retail industry. Profits continued to fall, debts mounted, and in September 1997, Yaohan Japan filed for court protection. With gross debts exceeding 161 billion yen (about HK$10.64 billion), it was the biggest retail failure in Japan since World War II. Confidence in Yaohan waned in Hong Kong, ...

  6. Potential US slowdown unlikely to weigh on HK market

    Posted Oct 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... are in better shape than many analysts believe, having borrowed cheaply against their houses to pay off expensive credit card debts. Other analysts draw comfort from the 20 per cent fall in US petrol ...

  7. Great Wall Motor must convince investors it is not destroying value

    Posted Sep 30th 2006, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... flow of more than 500 million yuan a year. Moreover, Great Wall has no long-term debt and hasn't had any since 2004. With an equity base of 4.12 billion yuan, the company can easily raise ...

  8. Bold moves bear fruit as Japan Inc booms again

    Posted Sep 25th 2006, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Koizumi's 'strength of character' enabled him to make the changes, although economists are also aware that Japan's new growth owes a debt to China's booming economy. ...

  9. It's the foreign policy, stupid!

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Domestic economic growth would have to be financed by nations buying American debt through bonds, increasing pressure for a devaluation of the US dollar and for an increase in interest rates. With Asian nations, particularly China and Japan, servicing the bulk of American debt and holding tens of billions of US dollars, the region is directly in the economic firing line. Mr Roach said ...

  10. China Eastern's flight to Shanghai is bad news for Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... current book value of six billion yuan can be depleted by end-2007. There is also rising doubt about its ability to service debt; late last year its interest obligations exceeded its earnings ...




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