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  1. Pay TV gains as first-half ad spending hits HK$14.2b

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Advertising spending in the first half rebounded from a loss a year ago, with Hong Kong's pay-television service providers reaping the most significant gains, according ... posted a 59 per cent year-on-year increase in advertising revenue in the first half. Cable TV spokesman Danny Lo said yesterday: 'The World Cup helped since we started running lead-in ...

  2. SAIC looks at huge rise in profits for first half

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ventures with Volkswagen and General Motors. Shanghai-based SAIC's first half profit probably rose more than 300 per cent from 1.45 billion yuan (HK$1.66 billion) a year earlier, the company said yesterday in an announcement to the Shanghai stock exchange. First-half sales rose 44 per cent from a year ago to 1.77 million units, the company said. It didn't provide a profit ...

  3. Medi watch

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... is also being studied as a cancer drug, targets immune system cells called mast cells. The goal is to interrupt a chain reaction of inflammatory chemicals that may contribute to rheumatoid arthritis. About half of the patients had their symptoms ease during the study. However, 95 per cent of the patients reported adverse reactions, most of which were mild to moderate and temporary, ...

  4. Lifestyle sees bleak first half after net dips 9.5pc on Egana provision

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Lifestyle International Holdings, a leading Hong Kong department store operator, painted a bleak picture yesterday of the retail market in the first half of this year after ... but still alarming,' Mr Lau said. 'We have prepared ourselves to accept [the possibility of] negative growth [of same-store sales] in the first half.' Still, Mr Lau said, his company ...

  5. Too posh by half

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... alternatives. Ageing experimenters might have to wear half-moons or put spectacles at the end of their nose, as I have to at 51, to read the twiddler's red on black mode markings. So perhaps Subaru ...

  6. Low usage crimps AsiaSat's first half

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... First-half earnings at Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings (AsiaSat) came in below expectations, as capacity utilisation rates for its satellites dropped due to a sluggish economy. AsiaSat yesterday said first-half profit fell 14.1 per cent to $240.14 million, compared with a forecast of $260.26 million by three brokers. Sales dropped 4.8 per cent to $455.55 million. Despite ...

  7. Guangdong only has enough water for half its needs

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yi Hu and Dikky Sinn Guangdong faces a water shortage of 7 billion cubic metres- nearly half of its needs until the spring flood season in April. The province's Flood Control and Drought Relief headquarters estimated its total demand for water from now to April at 15.1 billion cubic metres, but the reserves stood at less than 8 billion cubic metres, Xinhua reported ...

  8. Sino Land's core profits up 20pc

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Sino Land recorded 20 per cent growth in its underlying profit in the second half of last year on the back of strong property sales in Hong Kong. The sixth-largest developer ... 127.3 per cent higher than that recorded in the second half of 2009. The Hermitage was the main driver, with 95.4 per cent of its units sold. The strong property sales and share placement last ...

  9. Tsingtao finds rising costs are hard to swallow

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... and US$370 per tonne in the first half of this year, nearly 40 per cent more than the second half of last year. This was mainly because of the severe droughts and scale-backs in barley-producing ... half of the barley used by the brewer is from overseas, while the rest is from the mainland, which is 20 per cent cheaper. Yet the domestic-grown crops are now used only for the three lower-end ...

  10. hot picks

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and his wizard friends are back. book: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan tells the tale of a boy who is half-human, half-Greek-god... gadget: Nintendo DSi. Amazing technology ...




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