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  1. Bocom sees net income rise 81.2pc to 15.5b yuan

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... first-half earnings surged 81.21 per cent but warned of tougher going for the rest of the year. Boosted by higher interest income and lower tax payments, Bocom achieved net income of 15.51 billion ... but lagged China Merchants Bank's 116.42 per cent surge. Beijing introduced a unified corporate income tax of 25 per cent this year for domestic and foreign firms, down from 33 per cent. Bocom ...

  2. PCCW income drops 20pc after property earnings plunge

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was due to a steep drop in profits at its property arm, Pacific Century Premium Developments. For the core telecommunications and media businesses, earnings before interest and taxes were up 7 per ... in the first half. Now TV booked a loss before interest and taxes of HK$169 million, compared with a HK$150 million loss a year earlier. Revenue grew 45 per cent to HK$1.04 billion. Now TV became ...

  3. Rental income, property sales lift Wharf underlying earnings 86pc

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... recording strong income. The two sites accounted for 62 per cent of Wharf's operating profit. Excluding hotels, Harbour City achieved a pre-tax profit of HK$3.84 billion, up 14 per cent from ... Sandy Li Wharf (Holdings) has raised its final dividend by 45.45 per cent after reporting record underlying profit last year, driven by strong retail rental income, a sharp increase ...

  4. Lifestyle posts 41.9pc income gain but expects moderate second half

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Net margin before changes in the fair value of company's properties dropped to 28 per cent from 30.1 per cent a year earlier because of a first-time income tax charge at the Shanghai ... but the pace eased in May as a result of the slowdown in the global economy and the impact of the earthquake in Sichuan. Net income for the six months to June rose to HK$606.25 million or 35.5 HK cents ...

  5. Hang Seng Bank earnings fall on lower interest income

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... lenders in the city, and a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings, Hang Seng reported net income of HK$13.22 billion for last year, down from HK$14.1 billion for 2008. The profit decline was mainly because of a 13.7 per cent drop in net interest income to HK$14 billion, Margaret Leung Ko May-yee, vice-chairman and chief executive, said. This was a result of the low interest rate environment, which ...

  6. China Mobile shares halted over dividend tax

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the start of its book-closing period from tomorrow to May 27 because of the non-resident enterprise income tax. Under the new law, any mainland company that pays dividends to non-resident enterprise shareholders must withhold and pay enterprise income tax for those shareholders. Individual shareholders, however, are not affected. China Mobile said it was required to withhold 10 per cent ...

  7. Listed firms face tax crackdown

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... instructions to local tax authorities to examine the application of enterprise income tax (EIT) on dividends paid by publicly traded companies to non-resident enterprises. The circular says authorities ... Mainland tax authorities are getting stricter with companies listed overseas, ordering them to withhold the dividend tax. However, tax professionals say that the tax on dividends ...

  8. REIT question to ask is a taxing issue

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... rental income as dividends to the unit holders. Hey presto, where a term deposit with a bank now pays less than one-tenth of 1 per cent interest, the REIT unit holder can get 6 per cent. ... yourself what to do with this income, you decide to re-invest some of it, you are doing exactly what the property company does with its profits, which is why dividend yield is only 4 per cent. You ...

  9. Two firms delay book-closing on dividend ruling

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dividends due to the implementation of the mainland's new 10 per cent enterprise income. The two companies were the latest to be affected by the new dividend income tax levied on non-resident ... not short these stocks just because of the withholding tax. KPMG tax partner Jennifer Wong Wan How-yee said the new corporate income tax law would have a one-off impact on mainland enterprises ...

  10. HKEx payout flat despite record profit

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... is more international. The two are not competitors but we are complementary,' he said. The exchange's strong growth was driven mainly by record high turnover with trading fee income rising 16 per cent year on year to $793.24 million. Total income affected by market turnover rose 11 per cent to $1.43 billion. This was also due to a 31 per cent increase in investment income ...




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