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  1. Business - Companies - PORTS

    Port operator China Merchants sees first-half profit rise 11.1pc

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 01:00pm by JING YANG

    ... Jing Yang jing.yang@scmp.com China Merchants Holdings (International), one of the world’s biggest port operators, reported first-half net profit attributable to shareholders up 11.1 per cent to HK$2.15 billion from the same period last year as the company started to realise gains on previously invested projects. Revenue rose 4.8 per cent to HK$3.9 billion. China Merchants, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581413/port-operator-china-merchants-sees-first-half-profit-rise-111pc
  2. Business - Commodities - EARNINGS

    Jiangxi Copper first-half profit down 3.6pc on lower metals prices

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:39am by Eric Ng

    ... in first-half net profit on Wednesday night on the back of lower copper and gold prices and higher finance costs. First-half net profit declined to 1.19 billion yuan (HK$1.5 billion) from 1.24 billion ... But that was offset by lower copper and gold prices. Jiangxi Copper did not give its average selling prices, but said first-half copper prices fell about 8.3 per cent year on year at the London Metal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1581387/jiangxi-copper-first-half-profit-down-36pc-lower-metals-prices
  3. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Air China blames yuan depreciation for 55.42pc fall in first-half profit

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 11:17am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Air China reported a 55.42 per cent fall in first-half earning to 510 million yuan (HK$642.5 million) as mainland airlines suffer from the depreciating ... dollar exchange rate was volatile and has dragged down the overall performance for the first half of the year”. It recorded a net exchange translation loss of 721 million yuan, compared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581078/air-china-blames-yuan-depreciation-5542pc-fall-first-half-profit
  4. Business - Commodities - EARNINGS

    China Datang expects use of wind farms to rise in second half

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:27am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Weak resources in the first half result innet loss for the mainland power company Datang expects use of wind farms to rise in second half China Datang Corp Renewable Power, the wind and solar power unit of one of the mainland's big five national power generation groups, expects wind farms utilisation to pick up in the year's second half after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1580989/china-datang-expects-use-wind-farms-rise-second-half
  5. Business - China Business

    New China Life boosts first-half net profit 71pc on investment gains

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:27am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Mainland insurer's 71pc net profit gain for first half also aided by bigger premiums haul Investment income lifts New China Life earnings New China Life Insurance, the mainland's third-largest life insurer by market share, said first-half earnings rose 71.4 per cent on the back of better investment income and insurance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1580991/new-china-life-boosts-first-half-net-profit-71pc-investment
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan birthrate drops 2.7 per cent in first half of year to fewer than 500,000 babies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:48pm

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo The number of babies born in Japan in the January to June period dropped 2.7 per cent from a year earlier to 496,391, pointing to the possibility of the annual figure slipping below the 1 million mark for the first time on record, government data showed on Tuesday. Although the number of births tends to be higher in the latter half of the year, the figure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580811/japan-birthrate-drops-27-cent-first-half-year
  7. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Sunac reports 21pc rise in first-half core net profit to 1b yuan

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:15am by Langi Chiang

    ... half, with its net gearing ratio down 3 percentage points from the end of last year at 66.7 per cent. Its revenue rose 5.9 per cent to 9.1 billion yuan, and net profit grew 8 per cent to 813 ... first-half result with growing margin and lower gearing,” said Edison Bian, research head for China property at UOB Kay Hian in Hong Kong. He said investors would need to watch how Sunac closes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1580741/sunac-reports-21pc-rise-first-half-core-net-profit-1b-yuan
  8. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    Sinopharm sees first-half profit jump 27pc on government incentives

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:58am by Jeanny Yu

    ... for the first half of this year. Shares of Sinopharm jumped as much as 6.4 per cent to trade at HK$27.4 at 9.30am in Hong Kong, the highest since March 11 last year. It fell back to trade at HK$26.50 at 10.37am, still up 2.7 per cent. Its first-half net profit was 1.47 billion yuan (HK$1.85 billion), compared with 1.15 billion yuan in the same period last year, thanks to a basket of government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1580515/sinopharm-sees-first-half-profit-jump-27pc-government
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    Dim sum bond issuance set to drop 50pc in second half

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:06am by Jeanny Yu

    ... issuance could plunge about 50 per cent in the second half of the year from the first half as the cost of borrowing yuan in offshore markets surges relative to the price of raising onshore debt. ... issuance of dim sum bonds in the second half to fall to 200 billion yuan (HK$251 billion) from a record 370 billion yuan in the first half. HSBC, Bank of China and Standard Chartered are the top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1579569/dim-sum-bond-issuance-set-drop-50pc-second-half
  10. Business - Commodities - EARNINGS

    Sinopec Kantons shares up 7pc after 63.4pc jump in first-half profit

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:41am by Eric Ng

    ... (Sinopec), rose 7 per cent on Friday morning after it posted a 63.4 per cent year-on-year jump in interim profit. Net profit amounted to HK$377.02 million for the first half of the year, up from ... charter services both remained loss-making, to the tune of a combined HK$22 million in the first half, narrowed from a loss of HK$98 million in the same period last year. Revenue dropped 73 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1579039/sinopec-kantons-shares-7pc-after-634pc-jump-first-half-profit

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