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  1. Giordano warns of slowdown in the second half

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Casual wear chain Giordano International yesterday warned of slower profit growth in the second half after reporting a 71 per cent rise in interim net profit. Company chairman and chief executive Peter Lau Kwok-kuen said sales growth stayed in high double digits in July and August, but might slow in the second half. The company ...

  2. Zhongwang profit up 29pc as first-half sales to US double

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Isabella Steger Liaoning-based aluminium extruder China Zhongwang Holdings, which has been mired in controversy since its listing in May 2009, said first-half sales to the United States ... China. Zhongwang's stated sales to the US for the first half of the year, amounting to US$394 million, are equivalent to more than three-quarters of total US imports of extruded aluminium ...

  3. China Coal Energy posts 150pc increase in first-half core earnings

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Coal Energy, the nation's second-largest coal producer by market value, posted a 150 per cent year-on-year jump in first-half underlying net profit on the back of higher ... fair value loss on its 40 million China Cosco A shares recorded in the first half and the 600.03 million yuan fair value gain on the same investment in last year's first half were ...

  4. Maanshan expects strong half, unclear future

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Mainland steelmakers are expected to report strong first-half earnings this year as rising product prices could entirely offset the increase in costs, though there will be uncertainties in the second half, industry major Maanshan Iron & Steel said. 'There are many uncertainties in the second half, including the demand and supply balance, how much raw material ...

  5. R&F Properties first half up 158pc on increased sales

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Guangzhou R&F Properties, the city's largest developer, saw first-half earnings jump 157.91 per cent as it sold more homes at higher profit margins. The developer said ... of about 365,000 square metres in the first half, up 174 per cent from a year ago. R&F expects to complete another 1.18 million sqm of saleable area in the second half, a total of 1.55 million ...

  6. Tradelink posts 25pc drop in first-half profit

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Tradelink Electronic Commerce, which provides electronic services for importers and exporters, said profit in the first half of the year dropped 25.2 per cent as losses ... in October 2006, when DTTNCo entered its commercial phase. DTTNCo is also owned by the Hong Kong government and various chambers of commerce. Excluding losses from DTTNCo, the half-year profit ...

  7. Higher demand, capacity lift Datang's first half

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Datang International Power Generation, the mainland's second-largest independent electricity producer, posted a 41.86 per cent rise in first-half net profit from a year ... Operating profit margin was 25.3 per cent, flat compared with 25.4 per cent in the same half last year. A tariff increase in the middle of last year partly had offset higher coal costs. Total fuel ...

  8. Suning records jump in first-half profit on network expansion

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Suning Appliance, the mainland's second-largest electronics retail chain, said its first-half net profit jumped 110 per cent after it opened more outlets to capitalise ... Suning and rivals including industry leader Gome Electrical Appliances Holdings benefited from a 15.4 per cent increase in retail sales in the mainland in the first half, the fastest pace since ...

  9. Overseas buyers scoop up almost half country home sales

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Overseas buyers bought almost half the most expensive country homes sold in southeast England over the past 12 months, helping to push up prices, research shows. ... for country homes rose 12 per cent. Liam Bailey, head of residential research at Knight Frank, said levels of overseas buying in the British countryside were catching up with London where half ...

  10. Johnson Electric sees bright half

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Johnson Electric Holdings, the world's second-largest micromotor maker, is optimistic about the second half of the year despite booking a lower than expected 1 per cent ... are seeing improvements in most macroeconomic indicators and are becoming more optimistic regarding improved sales in the second half of the financial year,' chairman and chief executive Patrick ...




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