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  1. Coal costs seen eating into power firms' profit

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Contract problems and spot purchases force utilities to spend beyond budget The highest commodity prices in years- driven by China's insatiable demand- have come back to haunt mainland companies, with two large power producers expected to rep ...

  2. Lai See

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... in Hong Kong and the mainland, although it is more religiously followed in Singapore and Malaysia where they like to celebrate by eating a colourful tossed fish salad. Spreading charity habit Bill ...

  3. K Wah convertible bond offers the best of both worlds

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Stephen Craig

    ... Craig Stephen Craig.Stephen@scmp.com The unpredictable fund-raising habits of Hong Kong companies have been known to give investors many a sleepless night. Will a placement stop the share price in its tracks, diluting earnings and dividends? Or perhaps a steeply discounted rights issue will eat up all your patient gains. The convertible bond can be a good compromise for companies ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... still, cook your own food in the comfort of your home. This is not just for hard times. We should reverse the habits of wasteful eating to save our planet. Wu Shun-ping, Sha Tin Not the place ...

  5. Odd-job man perishes in Mong Kok fire

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Joyce Ng

    ... drinking and smoking habits.' The fire broke out in the groundfloor shop in Hoi On Building, Li Tak Street, at about 11pm on Tuesday. Most of the flats in the nine-storey building, built ...

  6. Record Cathay profit clouded by worries over jet fuel prices

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... that higher surcharges soon eat into passenger demand. According to HSBC analyst Mark Webb, if the jet fuel price averages US$120 a barrel over 2011, the increase in surcharges could cut expected passenger growth in East Asia outside China this year by half. Demand growth from China will be more robust. But even so, higher costs and weaker passenger growth will eat into Cathay's ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... and 1990s. The adjustment to Chongqing's viewing habits is not Bo's first red initiative in the city. Since his widely publicised crackdown on crime in Chongqing in 2009, residents have ...

  8. ChiNext's value dives 16pc in 7 days

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An analysis on Xinhua said 300 billion yuan got stuck in the downward spiral as unseasoned investors bought shares of the start-ups despite the elevated prices. Mainland investors have a habit ...

  9. Official cars drive through all attempts to curtail their use

    Posted Nov 08th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Among mainland officials consuming taxpayers' money every year, their mouths and buttocks appear to have consumed the most- more than 600 billion yuan (HK$697.49 billion) in total. Officials' lavish habit of wining and dining at public expense is well known, despite the public's outrage. What is less known is that they reportedly spend more than ...

  10. Free dailies gain bigger share of advertising pie

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be dominant in their sector, but 'they also have very competitive advertising rates'. Ma said: 'About 50 per cent of local residents have already established the habit of reading free ...




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