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  1. US for-profit educator unveils Asian expansion plans

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... The announcement by Kaplan follows its purchase last week of the Singapore-based Asia Pacific Management Institute (APMI). The institute was founded in 1988 as a higher education provider for undergraduate ... while also running authorised learning centres in major mainland cities. Higher education institutions involved with APMI include the University of South Australia, La Trobe and Monash ...

  2. Global trade, higher oil prices put Moller-Maersk back in black

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Recovering global trade and higher oil prices led Moller-Maersk, the Danish shipping, port terminals and oil exploration company, to return to the black last year, reporting ... Lower profits are forecast this year compared with 2010 partly as a result of higher capital expenditure for advance payments on 10 18,000-teu (20-foot equivalent unit) container ships ordered ...

  3. For consumers, clearance sale soon but higher prices later

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang For customers of supermarket chains, the new nutrition labelling regulation brings good news and bad news. On one hand, they may be able to pick up some bargains before July 1; on the other, products are likely to cost more after the enforceme ...

  4. China Power seeks 15.8pc power price rise to offset higher coal costs

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... to offset higher coal costs. While the demand of five fen per kilowatt-hour is more than needed to make up for this year's fuel cost increase and are unlikely to be realised due ... generators that have reported annual results so far, China Power is the only one to have seen higher fuel costs last year, with Huaneng Power International, Huadian Power International and China ...

  5. Macarthur Coal rejects Peabody's higher offer

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Australia's Macarthur Coal yesterday rejected a sweetened A$3.56 billion (HK$25.6 billion) bid by Peabody Energy Corp in a battle that is becoming increasingly acrimonious. The United States company's A$14 a share bid, revised from A ...

  6. Higher finance costs help wipe out gains at R&F Properties

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Guangzhou R&F Properties, the largest developer in Guangdong province, saw net profit drop 7.05 per cent last year to 2.9 billion yuan (HK$3.3 billion) as higher expenses, ... will be disclosed soon. The firm proposed a final dividend of 36 fen per share, up from 28 fen a year earlier. Shares in R&F fell 0.49 per cent to close at HK$12.22 yesterday. Back to earth Higher ...

  7. Homebuyers face higher expenses on tighter rules

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... said Beijing had not issued any announcement to raise rates, but first-time homebuyers in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing had faced higher interest charges as individual banks tightened ...

  8. VST tips higher payout as cash flow improves

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Torrance Wong VST Holdings, a mainland information technology product distributor, said a stronger cash flow meant it could pay a sustainable and higher dividend in the future. The company yesterday announced a 5 per cent decline in net profit to HK$231 million, with revenue growth of 79 per cent to HK$22.1 billion. The company offered a final dividend of 3.8 HK cents, compared ...

  9. Developers' buying frenzy drives prices of residential sites higher

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... residential site in the core business district for 345 million yuan, 154 per cent higher than the 136 million yuan opening bid. ...

  10. Property stocks drive bullish market higher

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Carmen Chan

    ... Sino Land was the second best-performing blue chip in percentage terms and surged 5.39 per cent to $8.80. Sun Hung Kai Properties ended 2.27 per cent higher at $78.90 and Henderson Land ...




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