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  1. Silence envelops equity markets as traders remember the dead

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Nick Westra

    ... and schools at half mast and observing the period of silence. Officials at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing observed the entire period of silence, but said it was not logistically feasible to suspend ...

  2. Chic at half the price

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung vanessa.yung@scmp.com Hong Kong is dotted with H&M and Zara stores, but they're facing increasing competition from an influx of American basics retailers, proving that cheap and chic fashion is more popular than ever. American label ...

  3. B.E.A. profit climbs 28.9pc in first half

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Bank of East Asia's first-half profit jumped 28.9 per cent on the back of strong mainland-related business, but analysts said they would be monitoring the bank's capital levels in the second half. Hong Kong's third-largest lender by market value said profit after tax reached nearly HK$2.76 billion in the first six months, beating market ...

  4. DBS posts record HK$10b in half-year earnings

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com DBS Group, Singapore's largest bank, said it expected growth in the second half to remain driven by loans to Chinese companies, a sector that has been bolstering domestic loan growth since this year. The bank's first-half earnings jumped 23 per cent from a year ago to a record S$1.54 billion (HK$10 billion). Analysts said that was partly ...

  5. Fertiliser firm hopes for better second half after drop in demand

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China BlueChemical, the fertiliser unit of offshore oil and gas producer China National Offshore Oil, expects better sales prospect in the second half of the year, although ... of fertiliser in the previous two years would also bode well for demand in the second half. 'Since July, export volume has been strong, so industry inventory is not high,' he said. 'Local ...

  6. Analysts see second-half market recovery as valuations hit bottom

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Wong Ka-chun and Nick Westra The Hong Kong market is bracing for strong headwinds in the first half of this year, but may be positioned for a rebound in the second half as valuations bottom out and draw in bargain hunters, according to forecasts from leading investment banks. 'Recovery and rebound will happen in the final months of the year till January 2010,' said ...

  7. Exchange Fund yield up 53pc in first half

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The Exchange Fund, a reserve backing the Hong Kong currency peg, saw its investment income jump 53 per cent in the first half of the year, driven by robust equity markets around ... share, totalling HK$13.3 billion in the first half, increased 52.8 per cent from a year ago. It was HK$6.4 billion for the first quarter under the old sharing arrangement and HK$6.9 billion ...

  8. Half the workforce unaware of MPF scheme charges

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Consumer Council urges fund managers to issue standard formats for clients One in two people have no idea about the service charges and investment portfolios of Mandatory Provident Fund schemes when they join them, a Consumer Council survey ...

  9. Melco sees better second half after posting loss

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Melco International Development, a Macau gaming firm, reported a net loss of HK$29 million for the first half from a HK$534 million profit a year ago but expects income ... in the first half of last year. Turnover rose 48 per cent to HK$371.4 million in the six months to June, up from HK$250.7 million a year ago. Chairman Lawrence Ho Yau-lung said he expected revenue from ...

  10. Observers bullish on a second-half comeback

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the H-share index for the first six months, market watchers remain bullish on the Hong Kong stock market for the second half, betting a refocus on the solid economic fundamentals can boost the market. ... and mainland-related shares, with defensive stocks outperforming the broader market in the first half. But most believe the Hong Kong stock market will fare well in the second half. 'The momentum ...




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