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  1. Pachinko giant bets HK listing hits a winner

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Pachinko parlour operator Dynam Japan is betting a Hong Kong listing will help it raise about US$200 million, but it may face a lack of interest from local investors not familiar with the popular Japanese pastime. Dynam, Japan's second-largest pachinko hall operator as measured by the total value of pachinko balls and pachislot tokens rented ...

  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. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Henderson Land interim profit goes down 12pc

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... each. Directors declared an interim dividend of 32 HK cents, up 7 per cent from 30 HK cents a share. Paul Louie, head of regional property research (Asia ex-Japan) at Nomura Hong Kong, expects ...

  4. AEON tempers gains with caution

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... economies'. While Hong Kong continued to benefit from stronger growth in China and other Asian economies, 'the relatively fragile economic recovery of the US and Europe will curtail the sustained recovery of the global economy', the company said. The firm's Japan-based parent, AEON, has substantial operations in department stores and supermarkets, especially in Japan. Its consumer ...

  5. Esprit rallies after bid to restore faith

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... outperforming the rest of the region. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.5 per cent and the CSI 300 index, which tracks large-cap stocks in Shanghai and Shenzhen, was up 0.3 per cent. Japan ...

  6. I.T pins revenue hopes on mainland

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... per cent increase in net profit. The company, which runs shops in Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan, Macau and Taiwan, reported growth in turnover of 60.3 per cent to HK$2.4 billion for the six ... to HK$564 million. Same store sales in both markets rose about 17 per cent. Retail sales in Japan, which the company entered by acquiring Nowhere Group in January, were HK$247 million. ...

  7. Boom for contractors despite quality concerns

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... professor. Chinese construction firms are highly competitive in Africa's civil works sector but not in equipment supply or construction consultancy, said the Institute of Developing Economies of the Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-Jetro). From 2004 to 2006, Chinese firms accounted for 31 per cent of civil works contracts in Africa awarded by the World Bank and African Development ...

  8. Euro-zone worries trigger sell-off

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the euro zone. Hong Kong was the second-worst performing stock market in Asia after Japan, where the Nikkei-225 Index fell 2.78 per cent. The Hang Seng Volatility Index made its biggest advance ... of the election in France, where president-elect Francois Hollande was taking a firm stand against the austerity measures advocated by Germany. The policy gulf between the two biggest euro-zone economies ...

  9. Investor jitters on China growth

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at 20,806.25. The S&P Asia-ex-Japan 200 index dropped 1.37 per cent to close at 4,204.73. The CSI 300 index, which tracks companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges, dropped 1.56 ...

  10. 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 ...




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