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  1. Topping up the land bank

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sino Land says it will continue to acquire land to maximise its future earnings potential after achieving a record high full-year profit of $5.22 billion. In view of an optimistic outlook for the property market, chairman Robert Ng Chee Siong said the com ...

  2. Increasing optimism for local, global economies sees rebound in confidence

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Investor confidence has rebounded since December, according to JP Morgan Asset Management's quarterly survey on investor sentiment. The JP Morgan Investor Confidence Index, designed to demonstrate local investor sentiment t ...

  3. Ad spending climbs as economy revives

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Advertising spending in Hong Kong accelerated in the first quarter, as the improving economy helped drive more campaigns into television, newspapers and online media. Led ... companies were optimistic about the economy's health and aimed to raise their advertising budgets this year. It said the main focus of advertisers would shift from driving sales to building ...

  4. Developers ride boom in economy and stocks

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Hong Kong developers, such as Henderson Land Development and Cheung Kong (Holdings), say they are having a banner year, thanks to a buoyant economy and rising stock market. ... and San Po Kong. Mr Tse said housing prices in the mass market might have risen at least 20 per cent this year, fuelled by a growing economy, better employment, salary increases and lower interest ...

  5. Half of fund managers see global economy bottoming out this year

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Wong Ka-chun and Nick Westra About half of international fund managers expect the global economy to bottom out in the second half of this year, thanks to the recent rebound in stock ... firms in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, said investors hoped the mainland's robust economic growth could help the global economy avert a recession. About 61 per cent of the respondents ...

  6. Long-haul passenger Air China may want upgrade from economy

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... COMFORT WAS ONE of the key issues at yesterday's press conference on Cathay Pacific Airways' co-operation with Air China. The issue isn't the seat pitch in economy class but the level of Air China's ownership in Cathay. Air China, together with its subsidiary China National Aviation Co (CNAC), will hold 17.5 per cent of Cathay after the deal, leaving Britain's ...

  7. Resilient US economy gives blue chips a boost

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economy even before Katrina hit, as indicated by the ISM manufacturing index and a Chicago activity index last week. HSBC, which derives about 33 per cent of its revenues from the US, gained 0.47 ...

  8. Cautious optimism for economy's road to recovery

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Chapel

    ... profits. He says a rebound in property prices will, if sustained, tip the balance of the local economy well toward recovery. 'Once we see a slight pickup in property prices, or people's ... holding back the economy.' According to Mr Leung, the negative wealth effect of low property prices, including the more than 100,000 homes in negative equity, has been acting as a dampener ...

  9. Sharper focus on mainland economy could lift red chips

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more on the flourishing mainland economy. Funds are beginning to look for market laggards as investors rotate out of industrials, property and banking counters, which have made sizeable gains ... gaining just 28.96 per cent since the start of the year, compared with the 74.16 per cent jump in H-share companies, which focus solely on the mainland economy. Analysts blame the corporate ...

  10. Pressure on to raise fuel prices

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang, Eric Ng

    ... August 15 last year. Attacks, kidnappings and political turmoil in oil-producing regions such as Iran, Nigeria and Iraq are fuelling concern about disrupted shipments and exports, sending oil ... Some economists and analysts have doubts about whether fuel prices will be raised because of Beijing's concerted efforts to keep inflation at bay and avoid an overheated economy. JP Morgan ...




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