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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    HSBC and StanChart pin growth hopes on rate rises

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com HSBC and StanChart pin growth hopes on rate rises Sit tight, investors. That seems to be the message from Standard Chartered and HSBC Holdings after ... rates in the United States and Britain. The banks' cyclical rate distress has not been over-exaggerated and an uptick, even a small, gradual one, would greatly improve operating conditions. ...

  2. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    Chinese industrial firms’ profits grow more slowly

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 01:10pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... months of the year, profits totalled 3.3 trillion yuan, up 11.7 per cent from the same period last year, slightly higher than the 11.4 per cent rate in the first half. He Ping, an official ... growth rate was the second-highest this year. Still, profits in the coal industry slumped 47.3 per cent in the first seven months of the year after the government ordered excess capacity should ...

  3. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Qantas posts net loss of A$2.8b as it writes down its ageing fleet

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... ageing international fleet, largely due to the historical cost of aircraft bought at a much lower Australian dollar exchange rate. Qantas' underlying loss before tax in the year to June- its ...

  4. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    Drilling division’s 32.6pc jump in profit boosts China Oilfield Services

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:15am by Eric Ng

    ... jack-up daily rates. “We were surprised that COSL could achieve a 10 per cent increase in jack-ups’ day income, versus our expectation of zero per cent in the environment of declining global jack-up utilisations and expected over-supply leading to a long-term [decline] in day rates,” Jefferies analysts wrote in a research note. COSL chief executive Li Yong told a press briefing ...

  5. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Sino Land's core earnings decline 24pc for year

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by Yvonne Liu

    ... residential projects in Xiamen and Zhangzhou on the mainland. Its gross rental income grew 8.3 per cent to HK$3.45 billion due to higher rental rates on renewals. A final dividend of 38 HK cents per ... dropped 2.62 per cent to HK$234.5 million for the year to June. The average occupancy rates of its three hotels ranged between 83.5 per cent and 94.5 per cent. The company said the supply of hotel ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Dah Sing profit climbs 29pc on lower China lending

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by DON WEINLAND

    ... that exposure. The International Monetary Fund and global ratings agencies have warned of the risks of exposure to a slowing mainland economy, particularly in the property sector and overcapacity ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Agricultural Bank of China's net profit grows by 12.65 per cent

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:27am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Bad loans at the mainland's fourth-largest bank by assets remain high at 1.24 per cent but it is rising at a slower rate than two of its big rivals ... Agricultural Bank said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange. The non-performing loan ratio remained high at 1.24 per cent but rose just two basis points from the end of last year, a slower rate ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    ICBC profit up 7 per cent as bad loans held in check

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:14am by DON WEINLAND

    ... in non-performing loans at a lower rate than its rivals. The non-performing loan ratio hit 0.99 per cent in June, up from 0.94 per cent at the end of last year. The volume of bad loans increased about 7 per ...

  9. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Cosco Pacific and CIMC post slump in profits

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:10pm by JING YANG

    ... rate of its container fleet, and came during a palpable recovery in demand for new containers from shipping lines. The company, controlled by state-owned China Ocean Shipping Group, attributed ... season in container shipping bodes well for the leasing sector. "We target a 1 to 1.2 per cent rise in utilisation rate for the second half [from 94.9 per cent in the first half]. Still, ...

  10. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Singapore shooting-range builder Starburst to gain from Mideast unrest

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:10am by BLOOM

    ... Jane's. Revolts from late 2010 to 2012 driven by the world's highest youth unemployment rate ousted leaders including Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, Libya's Muammar Gaddafi ...




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