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  1. Minimum wage likely to hurt Cafe de Coral

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... if such levels of profits and dividends are to be maintained and the company might have to consider redundancies and cut employee benefits. 'How badly [Cafe de Coral's] profit will be hurt ...

  2. Failed Coca-Cola deal may hurt Huiyuan interim

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih It has been a downhill ride for China Huiyuan Juice Group since Coca-Cola's attempt to buy the Hong Kong-listed firm failed in March. Huiyuan, one of the mainland's leading juice makers, warned recently that it might post a loss for ...

  3. Hutchison profit expected to dive 49pc as slump hurts operations

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... significantly hurt by the global slowdown, including ports, retail, oil, property and hotels. Its infrastructure operation is likely to be the only good performer throughout the downturn. 'There ... and rising unemployment have hurt Hutchison's global retail businesses as well as its hotel and property divisions. Meanwhile, analysts said all eyes would be on management's latest outlook ...

  4. Carmakers wield axe on staff and salaries as crisis hurts sales

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Mainland carmakers, battered by slower sales in a weakening global economy, are cutting their staff, industry sources say. At least three more car manufacturers, including Anhui-based Jianghuai Motor, Changan Ford Mazda and Dongfeng Peugeot Cit ...

  5. Mainland telecoms stocks tumble on fears revamp will hurt profits

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Shares of the mainland's big four telecommunications operators fell yesterday on concerns Beijing's restructuring of the industry will hurt earnings. Worst-hit were China Unicom, China Telecom Corp and China Netcom Group Corp, which resumed trading after being suspended since May 23. The revamp involves the creation of new full-service operators ...

  6. Interest-rate speculation hurts investor sentiment

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Property counters lead decline on worries that borrowing costs may follow the Fed's next rise Hong Kong stocks fell for a third day running, to a new low for the month, as investors continued to worry about rising interest rates. Howev ...

  7. Property agents facing the sack

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak The slowdown in the property market is starting to hurt the earnings of property agents, with some being warned they risk losing their jobs. Centaline Property Agency executive director Louis Chan Wing-kit said it had warned more than 600 agents who failed to meet sales targets that they could be sacked. He said about 200 warning letters had been issued after a previous ...

  8. Property agents warned they face the sack as market slows

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak The slowdown in the property market is starting to hurt the earnings of property agents, with some being warned they risk losing their jobs. Centaline Property Agency executive ... they would closely monitor the market this quarter before deciding on layoffs or the closure of outlets. The downturn in the stock market has hurt investment sentiment. While property owners ...

  9. Minister sounds warning as US players start price war on mainland

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... to take to boost sales and market share amid the global economic slump. However, the moves have raised concern in Beijing that they could hurt smaller local players. Minister of Commerce Chen ... 'It signals the ministry's worries on deflation,' Citibank economist Ken Peng said. 'Steep and long-lasting price cuts naturally hurt the bottom line, and his concern makes ...

  10. Dubai World's troubles rattle financial giants

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Financial stocks fell sharply yesterday, led by HSBC Holdings and Standard Chartered, on concern that banks may be hurt by Dubai World's plan to delay its debt repayment. ... is a pity.' Eldon, who also the former chairman of HSBC Asia-Pacific, said it was difficult to predict if banks would be hurt badly by the Dubai case, as he had no idea what the exposure ...




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